INSTRUCTION MANUAL

The “Quick Reference Guide” and “Software Start Guide” are provided at end of this manual.

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INSTRUCTION MANUAL

Introduction
The EOS 550D is a high-performance, digital single-lens reflex camera featuring a fine-detail CMOS sensor with 18.0 effective megapixels, DIGIC 4, high-precision and high-speed 9-point AF, approx. 3.7 fps continuous shooting, Live View shooting, and Full HD (Full HighDefinition) movie shooting. The camera is highly responsive for shooting at anytime, provides many functions fitted for advanced shooting, and offers many other features.

Take Test Shots to Familiarize Yourself with the Camera
With a digital camera, you can immediately view the image you have captured. While reading this manual, take a few test shots and see how they come out. You can then better understand the camera. To avoid botched pictures and accidents, first read the Safety Warnings (p.233, 234) and Handling Precautions (p.12,13).

Testing the Camera Before Use and Liability
After shooting, playback and check whether the images have been properly recorded. If the camera or memory card is faulty and the images cannot be recorded or downloaded to a computer, Canon cannot be held liable for any loss or inconvenience caused.

Copyrights
Copyright laws in your country may prohibit the use of your recorded images of people and certain subjects for anything but private enjoyment. Also be aware that certain public performances, exhibitions, etc., may prohibit photography even for private enjoyment.

This camera is compatible with SD memory cards, SDHC memory cards, and SDXC memory cards. This manual will refer to all these cards as just “card.” * The camera does not come with a card for recording images. Please purchase it separately.

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Item Check List
Before starting, check that all the following items have been included with your camera. If anything is missing, contact your dealer.

Camera
(with eyecup and body cap)

Battery Pack LP-E8 (with protective cover)

Battery Charger LC-E8/LC-E8E*

Wide Strap EW-100DB III

Interface cable

Stereo AV Cable AVC-DC400ST

EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (Software)

EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk

Camera Instruction Manual (this booklet)

* Battery Charger LC-E8 or LC-E8E is provided. (The LC-E8E comes with a power cord.) If you purchased a Lens Kit, check that the lens is included. Depending on the Lens Kit type, the lens instruction manual might also be included. Be careful not to lose any of the above items.

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Conventions Used in this Manual
Icons in this Manual
<6> <V> <U> <0> : Indicates the Main Dial. : Indicates the <S> cross keys. : Indicates the setting button.

0, 9, 7, 8 : Indicates that the respective function remains active for 4 sec., 6 sec., 10 sec., or 16 sec. respectively after you let go of the button.
* In this manual, the icons and markings indicating the camera’s buttons, dials, and settings correspond to the icons and markings on the camera and on the LCD monitor.

3 : Indicates a function which can be changed by pressing the
<M> button and changing the setting.

M

: When shown on the upper right of the page, it indicates that the function is available only in the Creative Zone modes (p.20). : Tip or advice for better shooting. : Problem-solving advice. : Warning to prevent shooting problems. : Supplemental information.

(p.**) : Reference page numbers for more information.

Basic Assumptions
All operations explained in this manual assume that the power switch has already been set to <1> (p.27). It is assumed that all the menu settings and Custom Functions are set to the default. For explanatory purposes, the instructions show the camera attached with an EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 IS lens.

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Chapters
For first-time DSLR users, Chapters 1 and 2 explain the camera’s basic operations and shooting procedures.

Introduction
Camera basics.

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1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11

Getting Started Basic Shooting and Image Playback
Fully automatic shooting for different subjects.

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Creative Shooting
Basic shooting features for specific types of subjects.

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Advanced Shooting
Advanced shooting features.

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Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) Shooting Movies Handy Features
Convenient menu-based functions.

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Image Playback Printing Images Customizing the Camera Reference

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End Pages: Quick Reference Guide and Software Start Guide

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............................................................................................. 54 C Creative Auto Shooting ........................................................................................................................................................................... 14 Nomenclature ...................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 3 Conventions Used in this Manual .............................. 51 4 Shooting Close-ups ...................................... 44 2 Basic Shooting and Image Playback 45 1 Fully Automatic Shooting................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 5 Contents at a Glance................................................................................ 52 5 Shooting Moving Subjects........... 26 Turning on the Power ............................................................................ 4 Chapters ................................................................................... 35 Basic Operation ........................................ 30 Installing and Removing the SD Card ....................... 36 Q Using the Quick Control Screen .. 10 Handling Precautions ..................................................................................... 55 x Image Playback.............................................................................................................. 48 7 Disabling Flash.................... 58 6 .................................................................................................................................................................................. 24 Installing and Removing the Battery......................................................................................... 40 Formatting the Card........ 31 Attaching and Detaching a Lens ............. 49 2 Shooting Portraits............................................ 42 Switching the LCD Monitor Display ....................................... 50 3 Shooting Landscapes... 38 3 Menu Operations .......... 29 Selecting the Interface Language.............................................................................................................................................................. 27 Setting the Date and Time..................... 12 Quick Start Guide .................... 53 6 Shooting Portraits at Night ......Contents Introduction 2 Item Check List............................... 16 1 Getting Started 23 Charging the Battery ....... 46 1 Full Auto Techniques........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 33 About the Lens Image Stabilizer.............................................................................................................................................................................

.......................................................................................Contents 3 Creative Shooting 59 d: Program AE............................................................................69 i Continuous Shooting ..................................................................75 4 Advanced Shooting 77 s: Action Shots ................................................................................................................................................87 Auto Exposure Bracketing...........106 7 ..............................94 Setting the Color Space ...............................................................................................................................60 Z: Changing the ISO Speed ..............68 MF: Manual Focusing .............................................................72 A Selecting a Picture Style ...104 Preventing Camera Shake ...........66 S Selecting the AF Point ........................................................91 A Registering a Picture Style....................................................................................................................................................................85 q Changing the Metering Mode.............................................................................70 j Using the Self-timer .....................................................................................................................................................................71 Setting the Image-recording Quality..........86 Oy Setting Exposure Compensation ...........................................................................................................................................................................................................96 A AE Lock ....................................................................................................78 f: Changing the Depth of Field .......................................................80 Depth of Field Preview ..................................98 B: Setting the White Balance ...........................................................83 8: Automatic Depth-of-Field AE..........................................................................................................................................................103 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction ....................................................................62 D Using the Built-in Flash ..................................................................97 A FE Lock...............101 Auto Lighting Optimizer.................................99 2 White Balance Correction....................................................82 a: Manual Exposure.................................................................................89 A Customizing a Picture Style ....................64 E: Changing the AF Mode ..........................................................................................................................................

..................... 138 Card Reminder ........ 140 Auto Rotation of Vertical Images ...................................................... 139 File Numbering Methods ............. 150 Appending Dust Delete Data ................... 138 Setting the Auto Power-off Time................................................. 138 Silencing the Beeper ........................................................................Contents 5 Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) 107 A Shooting with the LCD Monitor ....................... 120 6 7 Shooting Movies 123 k Shooting Movies.... 146 Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color........................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................ 147 f Automatic Sensor Cleaning ............................................................................................ 143 Reverting the Camera to the Default Settings............................................................................................. 138 Setting the Image Review Time ............................................... 158 b Rotating the Image ......... 124 Shooting Function Settings .................................. 139 Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness .................................................................................................................................... 159 k Enjoying Movies ....................................................................................................................................................................................................................... 142 B Checking Camera Settings... 153 8 Image Playback 155 HI Searching for Images Quickly...................................... 146 Setting the Flash ....................... 111 Using AF to Focus ................................................ 144 Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically ................................................................................................................................................... 164 8 ....................... 113 Focusing Manually...................... 151 Manual Sensor Cleaning ............. 162 X Editing the Movie’s First and Last Scenes .................................... 160 k Playing Movies ............................................................................................... 156 u/y Magnified View ................... 108 Shooting Function Settings ................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................. 130 Handy Features 137 Handy Features .................

..............................................224 Specifications ............................................................................................................................................192 Registering My Menu ................................................................................................................................................................................198 Setting Copyright Information............225 Index .................................................................................................................................................167 K Protecting Images ................................................................................................................202 Using a Household Power Outlet ...............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................185 Direct Printing with DPOF .......................................................................................................................................................................................................................199 11 Reference 201 When Autofocus Fails .......178 Trimming the Image ....203 Remote Control Shooting..........................................................................................237 End Pages: Quick Reference Guide and Software Start Guide 243 9 ...........................................................................Contents Slide Show (Auto Playback)...............................................................................................................................................188 10 Customizing the Camera 189 Setting Custom Functions ......................................216 Troubleshooting Guide...................165 Viewing the Images on TV ....................176 wPrinting.......206 Using Eye-Fi Cards .............................................................................................183 W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) ..............................................212 System Map .170 L Erasing Images .....171 B Shooting Information Display ..........................................................................................................190 Custom Function Settings .......................................204 External Speedlites ...210 Menu Settings ...............................................................173 9 Printing Images 175 Preparing to Print ...........................208 Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes.............................................................................................................................................................................................................................................................218 Error Codes...............

75 (Selecting a Picture Style) 10 .84 (Bulb exposure) p.49 (7 Flash Off) p.45 .50.108 (A Live View shooting) p.71 (j Self-timer) p.124 (k Movie shooting) Take a picture of yourself in a group Freeze the action Blur the action Blur the background Keep the background in sharp focus Adjust the image brightness (exposure) Shoot in low light Shoot without flash Photograph fireworks at night Shoot while viewing the LCD monitor Shoot movies Image Quality Shoot with image effects matching the subject p.Contents at a Glance Shooting Shoot automatically Shoot continuously p. 64 (D Flash photography) p.87 (Exposure compensation) p. 53.78 (s Shutter-priority AE) p. 70 (i Continuous shooting) p.46.57 (Basic Zone modes) p. 62.80 (f Aperture-priority AE) p.

67 (AI Servo AF) Playback View the images with the camera Search for pictures quickly Prevent important images from accidental deletion Delete unnecessary images View the images on a TV set Set the LCD brightness p.171 (L Delete) p.156 (H Index display) p.170 (K Image protect) p. 86) Focusing Change the point of focus Shoot a moving subject p. 1) p.72 (73.175 (Direct printing) 11 .139 (LCD brightness) Printing Print pictures easily p.167 (Video OUT) p.72 (76.68 (S AF point selection) p.Make a large-size print of the picture Take many pictures p. 83.53.58 (x Playback) p.

Avoid storing the camera where there are corrosive chemicals such as a darkroom or chemical lab. If there is condensation. Corroded contacts can cause camera misoperation. The camera contains precision electronic circuitry. do not use the camera. reflex mirror. To prevent condensation. Do not touch the camera’s electrical contacts with your fingers. Never leave the camera near anything having a strong magnetic field such as a magnet or electric motor. If the camera has not been used for an extended period. 12 . take the camera to the nearest Canon Service Center. Do not use cleaners that contain organic solvents to clean the camera body or lens. This is to prevent the contacts from corroding. and focusing screen. have the camera checked by your Canon dealer or check the camera yourself and make sure it is working properly. wipe it with a well-wrung wet cloth. Wipe off any water droplets with a dry cloth. Do not drop it or subject it to physical shock. If you have not used the camera for some time or if there is an important shoot coming up. promptly consult your nearest Canon Service Center. If the camera is suddenly brought in from the cold into a warm room. Also avoid using or leaving the camera near anything emitting strong radio waves such as a large antenna. Even while the camera is in storage. and wait until the condensation has evaporated before using the camera. If the camera has been exposed to salty air. well-ventilated location. If the camera will not be used for an extended period. Never attempt to disassemble the camera yourself. Use a blower to blow away dust on the lens. remove the lens. dry. first put the camera in a sealed plastic bag and let it adjust to the warmer temperature before taking it out of the bag. press the shutter button a few times once in a while to check that the camera is still working. Strong magnetic fields can cause camera misoperation or destroy image data. The camera is not waterproof and cannot be used underwater. card and battery from the camera. remove the battery and store the camera in a cool. High temperatures can cause the camera to malfunction.Handling Precautions Camera Care This camera is a precision instrument. condensation may form on the camera and internal parts. Do not leave the camera in excessive heat such as in a car in direct sunlight. For stubborn dirt. If condensation forms on the camera. viewfinder. This is to avoid damaging the camera. test all its functions before using it. If you accidentally drop the camera into water.

About smear adhering to the front of the sensor Besides dust entering the camera from outside. or vibration. this is only temporary and will disappear when the camera is left unused for a few days. screen burn-in may occur where you see remnants of what was displayed. If the LCD monitor is left on for a prolonged period. Do not store or use the card near anything having a strong magnetic field such as a TV set. are not a malfunction. Although this is not a malfunction. 13 . or movie shooting for a prolonged period. or wet the card. Do not store the card in hot. note the following: Do not drop. dusty.99% effective pixels. having the sensor cleaned by a Canon Service Center is recommended. In case visible spots still remain after the automatic sensor cleaning. etc. Dead pixels displaying only black or red. Also avoid places prone to having static electricity.Handling Precautions LCD Monitor Although the LCD monitor is manufactured with very high precision technology with over 99. Live View shooting. Do not subject it to excessive force. They do not affect the images recorded.. speakers. or magnet. physical shock. In low or high temperatures. Do not leave the card in direct sunlight or near a heat source. Contacts Cautions During Prolonged Use If you use continuous shooting. the LCD monitor display may seem slow or it might look black. However. there might be a few dead pixels among the remaining 0. bend. Lens After detaching the lens from the camera. It will return to normal at room temperature. the camera may become hot. or humid locations. attach the lens caps or put down the lens with the rear end up to avoid scratching the lens surface and electrical contacts. holding the hot camera for a long period can cause slight skin burns. Store the card in a case. in rare cases lubricant from the camera’s internal parts may adhere to the front of the sensor. Cards To protect the card and its recorded data.01% or less pixels.

(p.27) When the LCD monitor displays the Date/Time setting screen. Set the power switch to <1>.26) To charge the battery. (p. (p. Set the lens focus mode switch to <AF>. see page 24. (p.31) With the card’s label facing you.33) Align the lens’ white or red index with the camera’s index in the matching color.33) Open the slot cover and insert a card. Attach the lens. (p. .Quick Start Guide 1 2 3 4 5 14 White index Red index Insert the battery. see page 29. insert it into the slot.

If necessary. press the <x> button (p. Focus the subject. To shoot while looking at the LCD monitor. see “Erasing Images” (p.171).37) Look through the viewfinder and aim the viewfinder center over the subject. To display the image again. To delete an image. and the camera will focus the subject. (p.58). the built-in flash will popup automatically. (p. on the LCD monitor. (p. 2 sec. The shooting settings displayed on the LCD monitor will turn off when your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. Take the picture. Review the picture. 15 .Quick Start Guide 6 7 8 9 Set the Mode Dial to <1> (Full Auto).37) Press the shutter button completely to take the picture.138) The captured image will be displayed for approx.46) All the necessary camera settings will be set automatically. see page 107. (p. Press the shutter button halfway.

Nomenclature
The names in bold indicate the parts mentioned up until the “Basic Shooting and Image Playback” section.
Mode Dial (p.20) Power switch (p.27) <Z> ISO speed setting button (p.62) <6> Main Dial (p.4) Shutter button (p.37) Built-in flash/AF-assist beam (p.64/147) EF Lens mount index (p.33) EF-S Lens mount index (p.33) Flash-sync contacts Hot shoe (p.206) <V> Focal plane mark (p.52) Strap mount (p.23) Red-eye reduction/ Self-timer lamp (p.65/71) Remote control sensor (p.106,204) Grip
Mirror (p.106,153)

Microphone (p.134) <D> Flash button (p.64)

Contacts (p.13) Lens mount Lens lock pin

Terminal cover Lens release button (p.34) Depth-of-field preview button (p.82)

External microphone IN terminal (p.134) Remote control terminal (p.205) Audio/video OUT/ Digital terminal (p.169,176) Body cap (p.33) HDMI mini OUT terminal (p.167)

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Nomenclature

Eyecup (p.205) Viewfinder eyepiece Display-off sensor (p.146)

Dioptric adjustment knob (p.36) <A> Live View shooting/ Movie shooting button (p.108/124) <A/I> AE lock/ FE lock button/ Index/Reduce button (p.97/98/156/158,183) <S/u> AF point selection/ Magnify button (p.68/158,183)

<B> Shooting settings display button (p.44,110,126, 143,173)

<M> Menu button (p.40) Speaker (p.162) Card slot cover (p.31)

LCD monitor (p.40,139)

<O> Aperture/ Exposure compensation button (p.83/87) Tripod socket <Q/l> Quick Control button/ Direct print button (p.38/181) <x> Playback button (p.58) <0> Setting button (p.40) <S> Cross keys (p.40) <WB> White balance selection button (p.99) <XA> Picture Style selection button (p.75) <Yi/Q> Drive mode selection button (p.70,71) <ZE> AF mode selection button (p.66) Card slot (p.31)

DC cord hole (p.203)

Access lamp (p.32) Battery compartment cover release lever (p.26) Battery compartment cover (p.26) <L> Erase button (p.171)

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Nomenclature

Shooting Settings Display
Exposure level indicator Exposure compensation amount (p.87) AEB range (p.89) Shutter speed Picture Style (p.75) Shooting mode Image-recording quality (p.72) 73 83 74 84 76 86 1 1+73 Large/Fine Large/Normal Medium/Fine Medium/Normal Small/Fine Small/Normal RAW RAW+Large/Fine Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.103) Drive mode (p.70,71) u Single shooting i Continuous shooting Q Self-timer/ Remote control l Self-timer:2 sec q Self-timer: Continuous Shots remaining Shots remaining during WB bracketing Self-timer countdown Bulb exposure time Metering mode (p.86) q Evaluative metering w Partial metering r Spot metering e Center-weighted average metering AF mode (p.66) X One-Shot AF 9 AI Focus AF Z AI Servo AF g Manual Focusing Aperture c Main Dial pointer (p.77) ISO speed (p.62) Flash exposure compensation (p.88) Highlight tone priority (p.194)

Quick Control icon (p.38) White balance (p.99) Q Auto W Daylight E Shade R Cloudy Y Tungsten light U White fluorescent light I Flash O Custom 2 White balance correction (p.101) B White balance bracketing (p.102) Eye-Fi transmission status* (p.208) Battery check (p.28) zxcn

* Displayed if an Eye-Fi card is used. The display will show only the settings currently applied.

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Nomenclature

Viewfinder Information
Spot metering circle Focusing screen AF point activation indicator < > AF points

<Z> ISO speed <2> White balance correction

<A> AE lock/ AEB in-progress

<o> Focus confirmation light Max. burst <0> Monochrome shooting ISO speed <A> Highlight tone priority Exposure level indicator Exposure compensation amount AEB range Red-eye reduction lamp-on indicator Aperture

<D> Flash-ready Improper FE lock warning <e> High-speed sync (FP flash) <d> FE lock/ FEB in-progress <y> Flash exposure compensation

Shutter speed FE lock (FEL) Busy (buSY) Built-in flash recycling (D buSY)

Card full warning (FuLL) Card error warning (Err) No card warning (Card)

The display will show only the settings currently applied.

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Nomenclature

Mode Dial The Mode Dial includes the Basic Zone modes, Creative Zone modes, and Movie shooting mode. Creative Zone These modes give you more control for shooting various subjects. d s a : Program AE (p.60) : Shutter-priority AE (p.78) : Manual exposure (p.83) AE (p.85)

f : Aperture-priority AE (p.80) 8: Automatic depth-of-field

Basic Zone All you do is press the shutter button. Fully-automatic shooting suiting the subject. 1: Full Auto (p.46) C: Creative Auto (p.55) Image Zone 7: Flash Off (p.49) 2 : Portrait (p.50) 3: Landscape (p.51) 4 : Close-up (p.52) 5: Sports (p.53) 6 : Night Portrait (p.54) k: Movie shooting (p.123)

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69.13) Lens mount index (p.34) Hood mount (p.33) Zoom ring (p.Nomenclature Lens Lens without a distance scale Focusing ring (p.33) Contacts (p.33) 21 .231) Zoom ring (p.13) Lens with a distance scale Hood mount (p.231) Focus mode switch (p.34) Distance scale Filter thread (front of lens) (p.33) Zoom position index (p.69.231) Zoom position index (p.35) Lens mount index (p.34) Filter thread (front of lens) (p.120) Focus mode switch (p.35) Contacts (p.34) Focusing ring (p.231) Image Stabilizer switch (p.120) Image Stabilizer switch (p.

Charge lamp Full-charge lamp Battery pack slot Power cord Power cord socket 22 .Nomenclature Battery Charger LC-E8 Charger for Battery Pack LP-E8 (p. Battery pack slot Charge lamp Full-charge lamp Power plug This power unit is intended to be correctly orientated in a vertical or floor mount position.24). Battery Charger LC-E8E Charger for Battery Pack LP-E8 (p.24).

Getting Started This chapter explains preparatory steps before you start shooting and basic camera operations. Then pass it through the strap’s buckle as shown in the illustration. Attaching the Strap Pass the end of the strap through the camera’s strap mount eyelet from the bottom. Pull the strap to take up any slack and make sure the strap will not loosen from the buckle. 1 Eyepiece cover 23 .205). The eyepiece cover is also attached to the strap (p.

24 . The time required to recharge the battery depends on the ambient temperature and battery’s charge level. It takes approx. 2 hours to fully recharge a completely exhausted battery at 23°C / 73°F. For LC-E8E LC-E8E Connect the power cord to the charger and insert the plug into the power outlet. For LC-E8 As shown by the arrow.50°F) will take a longer time (up to 4 hours). As shown in the illustration. LC-E8 3 Recharge the battery. Recharging starts automatically and the charge lamp turns orange. recharging in low temperatures (6°C . To detach the battery. 2 Attach the battery. flip out the battery charger’s prongs and insert the prongs into a power outlet. follow the above procedure in reverse. attach the battery securely. For safety reasons.Charging the Battery 1 Remove the protective cover.10°C / 43°F . When the battery is fully recharged. the full-charge lamp will turn green.

a charged battery will gradually discharge and lose its power. the battery has reached the end of its service life. a small amount of power current is released. The battery charger is compatible with a 100 V AC to 240 V AC 50/ 60 Hz power source. After recharging the battery. Using it with an incompatible battery charger or product may result in malfunction or accidents for which Canon cannot be held liable. If necessary. attach a commercially-available plug adapter for the respective country or region. The battery charger can also be used in foreign countries. Store the battery with the protective cover attached. remove the battery. 25 . Do not attach any portable voltage transformer to the battery charger. If the battery becomes exhausted quickly even after being fully charged. If the battery is left in the camera for a prolonged period. resulting in excess discharge and shorter battery life.Charging the Battery Tips for Using the Battery and Charger Recharge the battery on the day before or on the day it is to be used. Do not charge any battery other than the Battery Pack LP-E8. Purchase a new battery. Doing so can damage the battery charger. detach it and unplug the charger from the power outlet. Even during storage. When not using the camera. The Battery Pack LP-E8 is dedicated to Canon products only. Storing the battery after it is fully charged can lower the battery’s performance.

1 Open the battery compartment cover. Otherwise. the hinge might break. the battery Insert the end with contacts. Press the cover Removing the Battery Open the cover and remove the battery.Installing and Removing the Battery Installing the Battery Load a fully charged Battery Pack LP-E8 into the camera. After opening the battery compartment cover. 26 . To prevent short circuiting. be careful not to swing it back further. 3 Close the cover. Insert the battery until it locks in place. be sure to attach the protective cover to the battery. 2 Insert the battery. Press the battery release lever as shown by the arrow and remove the battery. Slide the lever as shown by the arrow and open the cover.until it snaps shut.

see page 29 to set the date/time. the <f> icon might not be displayed. <2> : The camera is turned off and does not operate. the sensor cleaning will be executed automatically. If you repeatedly turn the power switch <1>/<2> at a short interval. To turn on the camera again. About Auto Power Off To save battery power. If you set the power switch to <2> while an image is being recorded to the card. This is normal and not a problem.Turning on the Power If the date/time setting screen appears when you turn on the power switch. the LCD monitor will display <f>. [Recording . During the sensor cleaning.37) to stop the sensor cleaning and take a picture.37). Even during the sensor cleaning.139)... 27 .] will be displayed and the power will turn off after the card finishes recording the image. Set to this position when not using the camera. the camera turns off automatically after about 30 seconds of non-operation. you can still shoot by pressing the shutter button halfway (p. About the Automatic Self-Cleaning Sensor Whenever you set the power switch to <1> or <2>. <1> : The camera turns on. You can change the auto power-off time with the menu’s [5 Auto power off] setting (p. just press the shutter button halfway (p.

n : Battery must be recharged. • Using the LCD monitor often. 440 shots At 0°C / 32°F Approx. 470 shots Approx. 270 shots with 50% flash use. 470 shots without flash use and approx. and CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards. c : Battery will be exhausted soon. 400 shots The figures above are based on a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8. Depending on the lens used. 28 . no Live View shooting. • Using the lens Image Stabilizer. 550 shots Approx. but adequate power remains. • Often activating only the AF without taking a picture. the number of possible shots may be lower.Turning on the Power Checking the Battery Level When the power switch is set to <1>. The Battery Grip BG-E8 approximately doubles the number of possible shots with two LP-E8 batteries installed. the number of possible shots at 23°C / 73°F is approx. x : Battery level is slightly down. With size-AA/LR6 alkaline batteries. The number of possible shots will decrease with any of the following operations: • Pressing the shutter button halfway for a prolonged period. For battery life with Live View shooting. Battery Life Temperature No Flash 50% Flash Use At 23°C / 73°F Approx. The lens operation is powered by the camera’s battery. see page 109. the battery level will be indicated in one of four levels: z : Battery level is OK.

select [Date/ Press the <U> key to select the [6] tab. 29 . then press <0>.3 Setting the Date and Time When you turn on the power for the first time or if the date/time has been reset. set the date/time again. 4 Exit the the <U> key to select [OK]. Press the <V> key to set the number. Follow steps 3 and 4 to set the date/time. the date/time might be reset.to select the the <U> key date or time number. the [6] tab. Under 2 Time]. the Date/Time setting screen will appear. Be sure to set the correct date/time.) setting. Press the <M> button to display the menu. the 3 SetPress date and time. Press the <V> key to select [Date/ Time]. Press then press <0>. (Returns to b. 1 Display the menu. The date/time set will start from when you press <0> in step 4. Press <0> so <a> is displayed. If this happens. The date/time will be set. then press <0>. If you store the camera without the battery or if the camera’s battery becomes exhausted. Press the <M> button to return to the shooting settings display. Note that the date/time appended to recorded images will be based on this date/time setting.

the the <V> key to select language. 30 . Press the <M> button to display the menu. select Press the <U> key to select the [6] tab. Press the <V> key to select [LanguageK] (the third item from the top). Press the <M> button to return to the shooting settings display.3 Selecting the Interface Language 1 Display the menu. then press <0>. Under the [6] 2 [LanguageK]. The interface language will change. then press <0>. tab. the 3 SetPress desired language.

When you set the power switch to <1>. face As the card’s label side toward you and insert it until it clicks in place. Make sure the card’s write protect switch is set upward to enable writing/erasing.and slide it in the Close the cover direction shown by the arrow until it snaps shut.Installing and Removing the SD Card The captured images are recorded onto the card (sold separately). image-recording quality.138). the card. etc. Possible shots The number of possible shots depends on the remaining capacity of the card. 31 . the number of possible shots will be displayed on the LCD monitor. Slide the cover as shown by the arrow to open it. Setting the [1 Release shutter without card] menu option to [Disable] will prevent you from forgetting to install a card (p. Installing the Card 1 Write protect switch Open the cover. 2 Insertshown by the illustration. ISO speed. 3 Close the cover.

or data is being transferred. Do not touch the card’s contacts with your fingers or metal objects. Make sure the access lamp is off..” is not displayed on the LCD monitor. The card may then return to normal. If the card already contains recorded images. While the access lamp is lit or blinking. When the access lamp is lit or blinking. then let go.42). Doing so may damage the image data. transfer all the images and then format the card with the camera (p. it indicates that the images are being written to or read by the card. Pull the card straight out.140). being erased. 32 . It may also damage the card or camera. If you can transfer all the images in the card to a computer. then close the cover. Set the power switch to <2>. If a card-related error message is displayed on the LCD monitor. then open the cover. card. If the error persists. the 2 Remove pushcard. the image number might not start from 0001 (p. Gently in the The card will stick out.Installing and Removing the SD Card Removing the Card 1 Access lamp Open the cover. • Opening the card slot cover. • Shaking or banging the camera around. • Removing the battery. Check that “Recording.. remove and reinstall the card. use a different card. never do any of the following.

Remove dust on the body cap before attaching it. lens. 33 . Remove the rear lens cap and the body cap by turning them as shown by the arrows. Minimizing Dust When changing lenses. set the focus mode 3 On the to <AF> (autofocus).Attaching and Detaching a Lens Attaching a Lens 1 White index Remove the caps. 4 Remove the front lens cap. autofocus will not operate. When storing the camera without a lens attached. Turn the lens as shown by the arrow until it snaps in place. switch If it is set to <MF> (manual focus). do it in a place with minimal dust. Red index lens. be sure to attach the body cap to the camera. 2 Attach the lens’ red or white index with Align the the camera’s index matching the same color.

3 x 14. turn the zoom ring on the lens with your fingers. do it before focusing.59 in. If you want to zoom.88 x 0. Turn the lens until it stops. do not touch the rotating part.42 x 0. turn the lens as shown by the arrows.) 34 . Doing so may cause loss of vision. Detaching the Lens While pressing the lens release button.) 35mm image size (36 x 24 mm / 1. Image Conversion Factor Since the image sensor size is smaller than the 35mm film format.9 mm / 0.6x.94 in. Do not look at the sun directly through any lens.Attaching and Detaching a Lens About Zooming To zoom. Attach the rear lens cap to the detached lens. it will look like the lens focal length is increased by 1. Turning the zoom ring after achieving focus may throw off the focus slightly. Image sensor size (22. then detach it. If the front part (focusing ring) of the lens rotates during autofocusing.

the EF-S 18-55mm f/3.About the Lens Image Stabilizer When you use the IS lens’ built-in Image Stabilizer. picture. However.6 IS and EF-S 18-135mm f/3. If the camera is mounted on a tripod. The Image Stabilizer may not be effective for excessive shaking such as on a rocking boat. Some IS lenses enable you to switch the IS mode manually to suit the shooting conditions.5-5.5-5.5-5. The procedure explained here is based on the EF-S 18-55mm f/3. * IS stands for Image Stabilizer. 1 Set the IS switch to <1>. camera shake is corrected to obtain a less blurred shot. The Image Stabilizer may not be effective if the subject moves at the time of exposure.6 IS lenses switch the IS mode automatically. press the shutter button completely to take the picture. The Image Stabilizer will operate. you can save battery power by switching the IS switch to <2>.6 IS lens as an example. Set also the camera’s power switch to <1>. The Image Stabilizer is effective even when the camera is mounted on a monopod. The Image Stabilizer can operate with the focus mode switch set to either <f> or <g>. 3 Take thethe picture looks steady in the When viewfinder. 2 Press the shutter button halfway. 35 .

36 . 2. Hold the lens bottom with your left hand. Holding the Camera To obtain sharp images. 3. If the camera’s dioptric adjustment still cannot provide a sharp viewfinder image. see page 107. place one foot in front of the other. Horizontal shooting Vertical shooting 1. 4. Turn the knob left or right until the nine AF points in the viewfinder look sharp. sold separately) is recommended. Press the shutter button lightly with your right hand’s index finger. 6. To shoot while looking at the LCD monitor. Wrap your right hand around the camera grip firmly.Basic Operation Adjusting the Viewfinder Clarity Turn the dioptric adjustment knob. hold the camera still to minimize camera shake. using Dioptric Adjustment Lens E (10 types. Press the camera against your face and look through the viewfinder. Press your arms and elbows lightly against the front of your body. To maintain a stable stance. 5.

Preventing Camera Shake Hand-held camera movement during the moment of exposure is called camera shake. It can cause blurred pictures. Pressing completely This releases the shutter and takes the picture. Pressing halfway This activates autofocusing and automatic exposure metering that sets the shutter speed and aperture. Then you can further press the shutter button completely. you can instantly go back to shooting-ready by pressing the shutter button halfway. To prevent camera shake. The exposure setting (shutter speed and aperture) is displayed in the viewfinder (0). and image recording.Basic Operation Shutter Button The shutter button has two steps. Even during the menu display. image playback. 37 . You can press the shutter button halfway. the camera will take a moment before it takes the picture. • Press the shutter button halfway to autofocus. If you press the shutter button completely without pressing it halfway first or if you press the shutter button halfway and then press it completely immediately. note the following: • Hold and steady the camera as shown on the previous page. then slowly press the shutter button completely.

72). The Quick Control screen will activate (7). Basic Zone modes Creative Zone modes picture. press the <Q> button. 3 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture. the 2 SetPress desired setting. 1 Display the Quick Control screen. In the Basic Zone modes (except C). Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. 38 . the the <S> key to select function to be set. The selected function is displayed on the screen’s bottom. When the shooting settings are displayed. This is called the Quick Control screen. you can select certain drive modes (p.Q Using the Quick Control Screen You can directly select and set the shooting functions displayed on the LCD monitor.70) and the imagerecording quality (p.

The respective setting screen will then appear (except for the shutter speed and aperture).103) Drive mode (p.78) Exposure compensation/ AEB setting (p. Function Setting Display On the Quick Control screen. Press <0> to finalize the setting and return to the Quick Control screen.99) ISO speed (p.Q Using the Quick Control Screen Quick Control Screen Nomenclature Aperture (p.70) Metering mode (p. You can also press the <U> key to change the setting.86) AF mode (p.66) Asterisked functions cannot be set with the Quick Control screen. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting.80) Shutter speed (p. <0> 39 .89) Shooting mode* (p.20) Image-recording quality (p.75) White balance (p. select the function and press <0>.194) Flash exposure compensation (p.72) Picture Style (p.88) Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.62) Highlight tone priority* (p.

<M> button <0> button LCD monitor <S> Cross keys Menu Screen Basic Zone modes Movie shooting mode * In Basic Zone modes and Movie shooting mode. etc. and <0> button on the camera back. date/time. use the <M> button. the tabs and menu options displayed will be different. <S> cross keys.3 Menu Operations You can set various functions with the menus such as the image-recording quality. Creative Zone modes 3 Playback 1 Shooting Tab 5 Set-up 9 My Menu Menu settings Menu items 40 . While looking at the LCD monitor.

3 Menu Operations Menu Setting Procedure 1 Display the menu. (Some settings require you to press either the <V> or <U> key to select it. Press You can also turn the <6> dial to select a tab. 6 Exit the the <M> button to return Press to the shooting settings display. tab. then press <0>. The explanation of menu functions hereinafter assumes that you have pressed the <M> button to display the menu screen. item.or <U> key to Press the <V> select the desired setting. 41 . 4 Select the setting. 2 Select athe <U> key to select a tab. the setting.) The current setting is indicated in blue. A list of menu functions is on page 212. 5 SetPress desired set it. <0> to setting. 3 Select the desiredkey to select the Press the <V> item. Press the <M> button to display the menu.

so make sure there is nothing you need to keep. before formatting the card. etc. all images and data in the card will be erased. Under the [5] tab. the menu will reappear. format the card with the camera. Even protected images will be erased. 42 . then press <0>. transfer the images to a computer. 2 Format the card. 1 Select [Format].. When the formatting is completed. then The card will be formatted. press <0>.3 Formatting the Card If the card is new or was previously formatted by another camera or computer. select [Format]. then select [OK]. When the card is formatted. For low-level formatting. If necessary. press the <L> button to checkmark [Low level format] with <X>. Select [OK].

Even in this case. Then format the card with the camera. About Low-level Formatting Do low-level formatting if the card’s recording or reading speed seems slow. The card is full with images or data. 43 . the formatting will take slightly longer than normal formatting. When the card is formatted or data is erased.3 Formatting the Card Execute [Format] in the following cases: The card is new. Be aware of this when selling or discarding the card. Before using a new Eye-Fi card. only the file management information is changed. The card was formatted by a different camera or a computer. the software in the card must be installed in your computer. You can stop the low-level formatting by selecting [Cancel]. execute low-level formatting or destroy the card physically to prevent the data from being leaked. This device incorporates exFAT technology licensed from Microsoft. The card capacity displayed on the card format screen might be smaller than the capacity indicated on the card. When discarding the card. normal formatting will have been completed and you can use the card as usual. The actual data is not completely erased. A card-related error is displayed (p.224). Since low-level formatting will erase all recordable sectors in the card.

Press the button again to return to the previous screen.Switching the LCD Monitor Display The LCD monitor can display the shooting settings screen. When your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. press the <B> button to turn off the monitor. Shooting Settings Displayed when the camera is turned on. the display-off sensor (p. the LCD monitor might turn off. Press the button again to return to the previous screen.17. 146) turns off the LCD monitor automatically. take the camera away from the fluorescent light. If you look at the viewfinder while wearing sunglasses. image. The LCD monitor turns on again when your eye leaves the viewfinder eyepiece. This prevents the bright LCD monitor from interfering with your view. If this happens. While the menu screen or image is displayed as shown below. In such a case. the LCD monitor might not turn off automatically. If a fluorescent light is nearby. etc. menu screen. Appears when you press the <x> button. you can instantly return to the shooting settings screen (shown above) and shoot by pressing the shutter button halfway. 44 . Pressing the <B> button turns the display on or off. Menu Functions Captured Image Appears when you press the <M> button.

Ba si cZ one 45 . to prevent botched pictures due to mistaken operations. the Auto Lighting Optimizer will adjust the image automatically to obtain the optimum brightness and contrast. all you do is point and shoot and the camera sets everything automatically (p. With the Basic Zone modes.210). 2 About the Auto Lighting Optimizer In the Basic Zone modes. Also. It is also enabled by default in the Creative Zone modes (p. major shooting settings cannot be changed in the fully-automatic modes.Basic Shooting and Image Playback This chapter explains how to use the Basic Zone modes on the Mode Dial for best results and how to playback images.103). The settings (functions set automatically) which cannot be set by the user are grayed out.

If the built-in flash has popped up. The captured image will be displayed for about 2 sec. Focus confirmation light picture. Aiming the center AF point over the subject will make focusing easier. 4 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture.1 Fully Automatic Shooting 1 AF point Set the Mode Dial to <1>. the beeper will sound and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will light. halfway. 2 Aim any AF point over the subject. If necessary. the built-in flash will popup automatically. At the same time. 3 Focus the subject. The dot inside the AF point achieving focus flashes briefly in red. and Press the shutter button the lens will adjust the focus. All the AF points will be used to focus. 46 . you can push it back down with your fingers. on the LCD monitor. and generally the closest object will be focused.

1 Fully Automatic Shooting

FAQ
The focus confirmation light <o> blinks and focus is not achieved. Aim the AF point over an area having good contrast, then press the shutter button halfway (p.202). If you are too close to the subject, move away and try again. Sometimes multiple AF points flash simultaneously. This indicates that focus has been achieved at all those AF points. When the AF point covering the desired subject flashes, take the picture. The beeper continues to beep softly. (The focus confirmation light <o> does not light.) It indicates that the camera is focusing continuously on a moving subject. (The focus confirmation light <o> does not light.) While the beeper is beeping, you can press the shutter button completely to shoot a moving subject in focus. Pressing the shutter button halfway does not focus the subject. When the focus mode switch on the lens is set to <MF> (Manual Focus), the camera does not focus. Set the focus mode switch to <AF> (Auto Focus). Although it is daylight, the flash popped up. For a backlit subject, the flash may pop up to help reduce the subject’s dark shadow. In low light, the built-in flash fired a series of flashes. Pressing the shutter button halfway may trigger the built-in flash to fire a series of flashes to assist autofocusing. This is called AF-assist beam. It is effective up to approx. 4 meters/13.1 feet away. Although flash was used, the picture came out dark. The subject was too far away. The subject should be within 5 meters/16.4 feet from the camera. When flash was used, the bottom part of the picture came out unnaturally dark. The subject was too close to the camera, and a shadow was created by the lens barrel. The subject should be at least 1 meter/3.3 feet away from the camera. If a hood has been attached to the lens, remove it before taking the flash picture.

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Recomposing the Shot

Depending on the scene, position the subject toward the left or right to create a balanced background and good perspective. In the <1> (Full Auto) mode, while you press the shutter button halfway to focus a still subject, the focus will be locked. You can then recompose the shot and press the shutter button completely to take the picture. This is called “focus lock”. Focus lock is also possible in other Basic Zone modes (except <5> Sports).

Shooting a Moving Subject

In the <1> (Full Auto) mode, if the subject moves (distance to camera changes) during or after you focus, AI Servo AF will take effect to focus the subject continuously. As long as you keep aiming the AF point on the subject while pressing the shutter button halfway, the focusing will be continuous. When you want to take the picture, press the shutter button completely.

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7 Disabling Flash
In places where flash photography is prohibited, use the <7> (Flash Off) mode. This mode is also effective for candlelight scenes when you want to capture the ambient light.

Shooting Tips
If the numeric display in the viewfinder blinks, take care to prevent camera shake. Under low light when camera shake is prone to occur, the viewfinder’s shutter speed display will blink. Hold the camera steady or use a tripod. When using a zoom lens, use the wide-angle end to reduce blur caused by camera shake. Taking portraits without flash. Under low light, the person must not move until the picture is taken. If the person moves during the exposure, he or she might look blurred in the picture.

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The <2> (Portrait) mode blurs the background to make the human subject stand out. It also makes flesh tones and the hair look softer than with the <1> (Full Auto) mode.

Shooting Tips
The farther the distance between the subject and background, the better. The further the distance between the subject and background, the more blurred the background will look. The subject will also stand out better in front of a plain, dark background. Use a telephoto lens. If you have a zoom lens, use the telephoto end to fill the frame with the subject from the waist up. Move in closer if necessary. Focus the face. Check that the AF point covering the face flashes in red.

If you hold down the shutter button, you can shoot continuously to obtain different poses and facial expressions. (max. approx. 3.7 shots/sec.) If necessary, the built-in flash will pop up automatically.

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Use the <3> (Landscape) mode for wide scenery, night scenes, or to have everything in focus from near to far. The greens and blues also become more vivid and sharper than with <1> (Full Auto).

Shooting Tips
With a zoom lens, use the wide-angle end. When using the wide-angle end of a zoom lens, objects near and far will be in focus better than at the telephoto end. It also adds breadth to landscapes. Shooting night scenes. Since the built-in flash will be disabled, this mode <3> is also good for night scenes. Use a tripod to prevent camera shake. If you want to photograph a person against a night scene, set the Mode Dial to <6> (Night Portrait) and use a tripod (p.54).

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Shooting Tips Use a simple background. use the <4> (Close-up) mode. The lens minimum focusing distance is measured from the <V> (focal plane) mark on the camera to the subject. use a macro lens (sold separately). Check the lens for its minimum focusing distance. If you have a zoom lens. A simple background makes the flower. the focus confirmation light <o> will blink. the built-in flash will fire. To make small things appear much larger. Move to the subject as close as possible. 52 . If you are too close to the subject and the bottom of the picture looks dark. etc. move away from the subject. Some lenses have indications such as <40. If you are too close to the subject.4 Shooting Close-ups When you want to photograph flowers or small things up close.8ft>. stand out better. use the telephoto end.. using the telephoto end will make the subject look larger. With a zoom lens.25m/0. Under low light.

then press the shutter button halfway to auto focus. If focus cannot be achieved. approx. Shooting Tips Use a telephoto lens. If you hold down the shutter button. Use the center AF point to focus.5 Shooting Moving Subjects To photograph a moving subject. 53 . Hold the camera steady and shoot. whether it is a child running or a moving vehicle. the focus confirmation light <o> will blink.7 shots per sec. 3. When you want to take the picture.) and autofocusing will take effect. continuous shooting (max. During autofocusing. Using a telephoto lens is recommended so you can shoot from afar. the viewfinder’s shutter speed display on the bottom left will blink. press the shutter button completely. Aim the center AF point over the subject. the beeper will continue beeping softly. use the <5> (Sports) mode. Under low light when camera shake is prone to occur.

the built-in flash will fire automatically to obtain a good exposure of the person. use the <6> (Night Portrait) mode. use the wide-angle end to obtain a wide night view.6 Shooting Portraits at Night To shoot someone at night and obtain a natural-looking exposure in the background. 54 . Under low light. shooting also with <1> (Full Auto) is recommended. use a tripod to prevent camera shake. Shooting Tips Use a wide-angle lens and a tripod. Keep the person within 5 meters/16. the self-timer lamp will light briefly when the picture is taken.4 feet from the camera. Also.4 feet from the camera. When using a zoom lens. Since camera shake is prone to occur with night shots. If the self-timer is also used. The effective distance of the built-in flash is 5 meters/16. Tell the subject to keep still even after the flash fires. Shoot also with <1> (Full Auto).

If you change the shooting mode or if the power turns off via auto power off (p. whereas the <C> Creative Auto mode enables you to easily change the picture’s brightness. the image-recording quality. depth of field. the Creative Auto settings will revert to the default. the the <S> key to select function to be set. <Q> 2 Press the use thebutton. to select You can <S> key the function (7). For details about each function. Press the shutter button halfway to return to the screen in step 2. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <C>. However. 4 Take thethe shutter button completely to Press take the picture. 55 . the 3 SetPress desired setting. A brief description of the selected function is displayed on the screen’s bottom.139) or by the power switch being set to <2>. etc. see page 56-57. * CA stands for Creative Auto. The default settings are the same as the <1> (Full Auto) mode. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. picture. The Creative Auto screen appears on the LCD monitor. selftimer and remote control settings will be retained. color tone (Picture Style).C Creative Auto Shooting Basic Zone modes except <C> (Creative Auto) take care of everything.

the picture will look darker. see “Shooting Portraits” on page 50. This setting cannot be set (grayed out) while the built-in flash is popped up. the background will look more in focus. Depending on the lens and shooting conditions. <D> (Flash on). see “Disabling Flash” on page 49.C Creative Auto Shooting Shutter speed and aperture (1) (2) (3) (4) (6) (5) Possible shots Battery check (1) Flash firing <a> (Auto flash). the background will look more blurred. the background might not look so blurred. (2) Blurring/sharpening the background If you move the index mark toward the left. (3) Adjusting the picture brightness If you move the index mark toward the left. If you set <b> (Flash off). 56 . If you move it toward the right. If you want to blur the background. or <b> (Flash off) can be selected. it will not be applied. If you move it toward the right. When flash is used. the picture will look brighter.

7 frames per second (fps). you can set it for portraits. Press the <V> key to set the number of multiple shots (2 to 10) to be taken with the selftimer. and self-timer shooting <i> (Continuous shooting): Shoot continuously at a maximum of about 3. or black-and-white photos. you can display the [Drive mode] selection screen and set the same settings. * By pressing <0>. see “Setting the Image-recording Quality” on page 72-74. By pressing <0>. (p. 57 .204). <Q> (Self-timer/Remote control): See the “Using the Self-timer” note ( ) on p. <Q> (Smooth skin tones): Effective for close-ups of women or children. <R> (Vivid blues and greens): For impressive landscapes. <V> (Monochrome image): Creates black-and-white photos.71. (6) Image-recording quality To set the image-recording quality. (5) Single. the set number of shots is taken continuously. you can display the [Quality] selection screen and set the same settings.. Remote control shooting is also possible (p.75: Picture Style) <P> (Standard): Standard image effect applicable to most scenes. <q> (Self-timer:Continuous): After 10 sec.C Creative Auto Shooting (4) Image effects Besides the standard image effect. landscapes. continuous.

To view images starting with the first (oldest) image. the display format will change. 2 Select theimages starting with the last To view image. 58 . the last captured image will be displayed. When you press the <x> button. With no information displayed Basic information displayed Histogram display Detailed information display image playback. press the <Z> key. Each time you press the <B> button.x Image Playback The easiest way to playback images is explained below. press the <Y> key. image. see page 155. For more details on the playback procedure. 1 Playback the image. 3 Exit the the <x> button to exit the Press image playback and return to the shooting settings display.

* AE stands for Auto Exposure. In the <d> (Program AE) mode. In the <d> (Program AE) mode. the camera sets the shutter speed and aperture automatically to obtain a standard exposure. * <d> stands for Program. most functions are set automatically and cannot be changed. you can set various functions and be more creative. to prevent spoiled shots. 3 59 . The difference between the Basic Zone modes and <d> is explained on page 210.Creative Shooting In the Basic Zone modes.

2 Focus the subject. The shutter speed and aperture will be set automatically and displayed in the viewfinder. 60 . and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder’s bottom right lights (with One Shot AF + automatic AF point selection). 3 Check the shutter speed and aperture display. 4 Take the picture. and press the Compose the shot shutter button completely. Look through the viewfinder and aim the selected AF point over the subject. The dot inside the AF point achieving focus flashes briefly in red. This is called Program AE. Then press the shutter button halfway. the camera sets the exposure (shutter speed and aperture) automatically. A correct exposure will be obtained as long as the shutter speed and aperture display do not blink.d: Program AE To obtain a good exposure of the subject. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <d>.

press the <I> (Flash) button to pop up the built-in flash.210). drive mode. In the <d> mode. the program shift will be canceled. and built-in flash are set automatically to prevent spoiled shots. you can change the ISO speed (p. decrease the ISO speed. So under low light. as shown in the figure. only the shutter speed and aperture are set automatically. After you take the picture. In very low light or very bright light. In bright light (4000 22). Program shift is not possible with flash. Differences Between <d> and <1> (Full Auto) With <1>.64). many functions such the AF mode. and other functions (p. turn the <6> dial to change the shutter speed and aperture setting combination (program). 61 . drive mode. You can freely set the AF mode. the built-in flash will not fire automatically. the shutter speed and aperture display will blink when you press the shutter button halfway. The functions you can set are limited. built-in flash.64). either increase the ISO speed (p. With <d>. To match the subject and ambient lighting level. The program can be shifted. (Program shift) After pressing the shutter button halfway.62) or use flash (p.d: Program AE Shooting Tips Change the ISO speed or use the built-in flash.5).62) or use the built-in flash (p. In low light (30" 3.

You can also set the ISO speed in the viewfinder while turning the <6> dial. With “AUTO” selected. the farther the flash range will be (p. H Shooting Situation (No flash) Sunny outdoors Overcast skies or evening time Dark indoors or night Flash Range The higher the ISO speed. 2 SetTurn the <6> dial or press the <U> key to select the ISO speed.194). ISO Speed Guide ISO Speed 100 . Long exposures can also cause irregular colors in the image. In the [7 Custom Functions (C.Fn)] menu. if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [1: Enable].) may appear.64).400 400 . the settable ISO speed range will be ISO 200 .192). dots of light. etc. noise (banding. if [ISO expansion] is set to [1: On]. 1 Press the <Z> button.1600 1600 .Fn)] menu. (9) [ISO speed] will appear. Using a high ISO speed or shooting in high-temperature conditions may result in more grainy images. the ISO speed. 62 . “H” (equivalent to ISO 12800) can also be set (p.63).63). In the Basic Zone modes.6400. When you shoot at high ISO speeds. the ISO speed will be set automatically (p.6400 (p. In the [7 Custom Functions (C.Z: Changing the ISO SpeedN Set the ISO speed (image sensor’s sensitivity to light) to suit the ambient light level. the ISO speed is set automatically (p.

Z: Changing the ISO SpeedN About “AUTO” for Automatic ISO Speed If the ISO speed is set to “AUTO”.3200 Automatically set within ISO 100 . the ISO speed will be set within this range. Therefore. ISO 100 or a higher ISO will be set. then press <0>. select [ISO Auto]. 63 . ISO 400 1600 will be set automatically if bounce flash is used with an external Speedlite. or 3200. the ISO speed will be set automatically to suit the shooting mode. *3: In the <d/8> modes and Basic Zone modes <except 6>. If the maximum ISO speed has been set to [400] or [800]. Under the [y] tab. Shooting Mode 1/7/3/4/5/6/C d/s/f/a/8 2 With flash ISO Speed Setting Automatically set within ISO 100 . the actual ISO speed may be set more precisely. 3 Setting the Maximum ISO Speed for Auto ISON For Auto ISO.6400*1 Fixed at ISO 100 Fixed at ISO 400*2*3 *1: Depending on the maximum ISO speed that has been set. the ISO speed will be displayed in whole-stop increments of 100. As indicated below. 1600. in the image’s shooting information. 200. you can set the maximum ISO speed within ISO 400 6400. Select the ISO speed. However. the actual ISO speed to be set will be displayed when you press the shutter button halfway. 400. you may find an ISO speed like 125 or 640 displayed as the ISO speed. 800. then press <0>. When “AUTO” is set. *2: If fill flash results in overexposure.

In Creative Zone modes. In the bottom left check that the <D> icon is lit.3. you can press the <D> button anytime to take flash pictures.97 1 .3.5 .5 .13 / 3.61 1 .34 1 . 3 Take thefocus is achieved and you When press the shutter button completely.5 .5 / 3.5.5 / 3.4.) will be set automatically to prevent camera shake. the shutter speed (1/60 sec.2.5 / 3.5-5. picture.26 / 3.5 1 .138 [Approx.1/200 sec.5 .43 1 . While the flash is recycling.42 / 3.5 / 3. In the <d> mode. low light.5 .7.5 .5 / 3.5-5.86 EF-S 18-55mm f/3.5 .D Using the Built-in Flash In indoors. in meters / feet] Telephoto 1 .15 / 3.6.6 IS lens 64 .30 / 3.22 1 .24 1 .5 .11 1 . button halfway. 2 Press the shutterof the viewfinder.31 1 .5 .19 / 3.5 / 3.5 .49 1 .5 .9. and [BUSYD] is displayed on the LCD monitor. or backlit conditions in daylight. “DbuSY” is displayed in the viewfinder.69 1 .6 IS lens / EF-S 18-135mm f/3.17 1 .5 .12 1 .5 . 1 Press the <D> button. Effective Flash Range ISO Speed 100 200 400/AUTO 800 1600 3200 6400 H: 12800 Wide Angle 1 . .5 .7.15 1 . just pop up the built-in flash and press the shutter button to take flash pictures.5 / 3.11 / 3. the flash will fire for the picture.21 / 3.5 .5 / 3.5 .

If the lens has a hood attached or you are too close to the subject.]. when you press the shutter button halfway. Red-eye reduction will work in any shooting mode except <7> <3> <5> <k>. the red-eye reduction lamp will light.3 feet away from the subject. For important shots. 3 Using Red-eye Reduction Using the red-eye reduction lamp before taking a flash picture can reduce red eye. 65 . decrease the ISO speed. then press <0>. In bright light. you can extend the flash range. the viewfinder display on the bottom will gradually turn off. decrease the ISO speed. For best results. If the exposure setting in the viewfinder blinks. when the room is well lit. select [Red-eye reduc. Under the [1] tab. the bottom of the picture might look dark due to the obstructed flash. When you press the shutter button halfway. The red-eye reduction feature is most effective when the subject looks at the red-eye reduction lamp. take the picture after this display turns off. The effectiveness of red-eye reduction varies depending on the subject. Select [Enable]. then press <0>. By increasing the ISO speed. Detach the lens hood and keep at least 1 meter/3. For flash photography. increase the ISO speed. Then when you press the shutter button completely. the picture will be taken. or when you go closer to the subject. check the image on the LCD monitor to make sure the flash exposure looks good (not dark at the bottom).D Using the Built-in Flash Shooting Tips If the subject is far away.

then press <0>. One-Shot AF for Still Subjects Suited for still subjects. the dot inside the AF point achieving focus lights briefly in red. With evaluative metering (p. While you hold down the shutter button halfway. The camera will then autofocus in the selected AF mode. the camera will focus only once. When you press the shutter button halfway.86). to select the AF Press the <U> key mode. You can then recompose the shot if desired. 1 On the lens. and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will also light. 66 . the focus will be locked. 4 Focus the subject.E: Changing the AF ModeN You can select the AF mode suiting the shooting conditions or subject. set the focus mode switch to <AF>. 2 Press mode] will appear. the optimum AF mode is set automatically. the <ZE> button. the exposure setting will be set at the same time focus is achieved. Aim the AF point over the subject and press the shutter button halfway. [AF 3 Select the AF mode. In the Basic Zone modes. When focus is achieved.

AI Servo AF for Moving Subjects This AF mode is for moving subjects when the focusing distance keeps changing.68) is automatic. When focus is achieved in the AI Focus AF mode with the Servo mode active.E: Changing the AF ModeN If focus cannot be achieved. During autofocusing. With AI Servo AF. the camera first uses the center AF point to focus.202). the subject will be focused continuously. the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will blink. the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will not light. if the subject moves away from the center AF point. If the [1 Beep] menu is set to [Disable]. Recompose the picture and try to focus again. While you hold down the shutter button halfway. AI Focus AF for Automatic Switching of AF Mode AI Focus AF switches the AF mode from One-Shot AF to AI Servo AF automatically if the still subject starts moving. However. the beeper will not sound even when focus is achieved. After the subject is focused in the One-Shot AF mode. When the AF point selection (p. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. the camera will detect the movement and change the AF mode automatically to AI Servo AF. the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will not light. the beeper will sound softly. if the subject starts moving. 67 . focus tracking continues as long as the subject is covered by another AF point. If this occurs. the beeper will not sound when focus is achieved. a picture cannot be taken even if the shutter button is pressed completely. Also. Or see “When Autofocus Fails” (p.

<f>. all the AF points are active. automatic AF point selection will be set. (9) The selected AF point will be displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder. and <a> modes. <s>. 3 Focus the selected AF point over the Aim subject and press the shutter button halfway to focus. Pressing <0> toggles the AF point selection between the center AF point and automatic AF point selection. With the <d> (Program AE). the camera sometimes may not focus the subject you want. the subject. Generally. you can select one AF point to focus where you want. 1 Press the <S> button. the AF point covering the closest subject will be selected to focus. 68 . While looking at the viewfinder. you can select the AF point by turning the <6> dial until the desired AF point lights in red. Therefore. When all AF points light up. 2 Select the AF point.S Selecting the AF PointN In the Basic Zone modes.to select the AF Press the <S> key point.

you can then recompose and the face will remain sharp. the other AF points will continue to focustrack the subject automatically. First use the center AF point to focus. MF: Manual Focusing 1 Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>. use One-Shot AF and focus the eyes. and the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder will light.S Selecting the AF PointN Shooting Tips When shooting a portrait up close.0 to f/2. lens focusing Focus by turning the Focusing ring ring until the subject looks sharp in the viewfinder. high-precision focusing is possible with the center AF point. the AF point achieving focus flashes in red briefly.8. Also. The center AF point is the most sensitive among the nine AF points. If the subject moves away from the center AF point. If you focus the eyes first. select and use the center AF point. If it is difficult to focus. set the camera to automatic AF point selection and AI Servo AF. If you press the shutter button halfway during manual focusing. the beeper sounds. 2 Focus the subject. 69 . To make it easier to focus a moving subject. with a fast lens from f/1.

The continuous shooting speed might also decrease indoors and under low light. the camera will focus only once during continuous shooting. The camera shoots continuously while you hold down the shutter button fully. key to select <i>. • For moving subject When AI Servo AF is set. 3 Take the picture.7 shots per sec. Flash can also be used. 1 Press the <YiQ> button. Shooting Tips Also set the AF mode matching the subject. Since the flash will require recycling time. 70 . the continuous shooting speed will be slower. the continuous shooting speed may become slightly slower depending on the subject and the lens used. the maximum continuous shooting burst will greatly decrease. This is effective for shooting a child running toward you or capturing the different facial expressions. In AI Servo AF mode. focusing will be continuous during continuous shooting. If the [7 Custom Functions (C.193) is set to [2: Strong]. 2 Select <i>. • For still subjects When One-Shot AF is set. Press the <U> then press <0>.i Continuous ShootingN You can shoot up to about 3.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] (p.

focus the subject. 2 Select the self-timer.204) l: 2-sec. Look through the viewfinder. (p. self-timer The remote control can also be used. then press the shutter button completely.j Using the Self-timer 1 Press the <YiQ> button. you should check the image for proper focus and exposure (p.48) on an object at about the same distance as where you will stand. the interval between the multiple shots may be prolonged depending on the shooting functions settings such as the image-recording quality or flash. To cancel the self-timer after it starts. If stray light enters the viewfinder when the picture is taken. and countdown display (in seconds) on the LCD monitor. beeper. 3 Take the picture. self-timerN (p. If you will not look through the viewfinder when you press the shutter button. use focus lock (p. You can check the self-timer operation with the self-timer lamp. self-timer plus continuous shots Press the <V> key to set the number of multiple shots (2 to 10) to be taken with the self-timer. then press <0>. it may throw off the exposure.106) q: 10-sec. Two seconds before the picture is taken. to select the Press the <U> key desired self-timer. attach the eyepiece cover (p. the self-timer lamp will stay on and the beeper will sound faster. After taking self-timer shots. When using the self-timer to shoot only yourself.58).205). 71 . Q: 10-sec. press the <YiQ> button. With <q>.

card brand. 17. 17. number of possible shots.9 megapixels (18M) File Size (MB) 6.0. [Quality] will appear. 17.7 2.9.4 1. 8.5M) Approx. the respective For quality’s megapixel count (***M). then press <0>.3 Setting the Image-recording Quality You can select the number of megapixels to record (approx. 1 Select [Quality]. 2 Selectyour reference.5+6. * The file size. image size in pixels (****x****). Guide to Image-recording Quality Settings (Approx.9 megapixels (18M) Approx.5 megapixels) and the image quality. Custom Functions. and other settings. and Standard Picture Style.) Quality 73 83 74 84 76 86 1 1+73 High quality Pixels Recorded Approx.4 3.5 24. Under the [1] tab. or 4. Select the desired quality.4 Possible Maximum Shots Burst 570 1120 1070 2100 1670 3180 150 110 34 1120 1070 2100 1670 3180 6 3 Medium quality JPEG Low quality High quality * Based on Canon’s testing standards with a 4GB card. 72 .0 megapixels (8M) Approx. then press <0>.2 1.1 24. 4. select [Quality].5 megapixels (4. ISO 100. 8.2 3. and maximum burst will vary depending on the subject. and the number of possible shots [***] will be displayed. the image-recording quality. ISO speed.

9. I took more shots than the number of possible shots indicated.7x8.8x12. Refer to the diagram on the left when Paper size choosing the image-recording quality. or 1+73 is recommended.7cm/7.3in. selecting a 73 higher quality (more pixels) such as 73. 11. any number higher than 9 will be displayed only as “9. If A3 (42x29. What’s the difference between 7 and 8? It indicates a different image quality due to a different compression rate.” Note that this number will also be displayed even when no card is installed in the camera. you may be able to take more shots than was indicated. the images will be in the JPEG type commonly used in digital cameras.9in. but more images can be saved to the card.3 Setting the Image-recording Quality FAQ I want to select the image-recording quality matching the paper size for printing. Be careful not to shoot without a card in the camera. Even with the same number of pixels. Depending on the shooting conditions.7x21cm/ 1 83. Other than 1.8x3. see “About 1” and “About 1+73” on the next page.7in.) you want to crop the image. Since it is only a single-digit indicator 0 . it might be fewer than indicated.0in. For details.7cm/16.5x11. When should I use 1? 1 images require processing with your computer. the 7 image has higher image quality.0x5. The number of possible shots displayed is only an estimate. If 8 is selected.) 76 86 74 84 1+73 17. 83 A4 (29.8x10cm/5. 14. the image quality will be slightly lower. Or. 73 . 1. Does the camera display the maximum burst? The maximum burst is displayed in the viewfinder’s right side.

Using the provided software is recommended.) You can check the noise reduction effect or print noise-reduced images with Digital Photo Professional (provided software).CR2 for RAW). Commercially-available software might not be able to display RAW images. The two images will be saved in the same folder with the same file numbers (file extension . 74 . (Noise may be noticeable in the images.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] Although the [7 Custom Functions (C.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] (p. 73 images can be viewed or printed even with a computer which does not have the camera’s provided software. 1+73 and [7 Custom Functions (C. About 1+73 1+73 records both a 1 and 73 image with a single shot.3 Setting the Image-recording Quality About 1 1 is the raw image data before it is made into 73 or other images. JPG File extension 1. The two images are saved to the card simultaneously. they also offer flexibility for image adjustments possible only with 1. 1 is effective when you want to precisely adjust the image yourself or shoot an important subject.JPG for JPEG and . Although 1 images require software like Digital Photo Professional (provided) so they can be displayed on the computer. CR2 0001 .193) settings (Standard/Low/Strong/Disable) are applied to the recorded images. the images are displayed without noise reduction during image playback (on the LCD monitor and on a TV screen) or direct printing. 1 image 73 image File number 0001 .

2 Select athe <U> key to select a Press Picture Style. Picture Style Effects P Standard (C: Standard) The image looks vivid. then press <0>. you can adjust the skin tone.A Selecting a Picture StyleN By selecting a Picture Style. and crisp. Picture Style. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely. you can obtain image effects matching your photographic expression or the subject. This is a general-purpose Picture Style suitable for most scenes. Effective for impressive landscapes. and very sharp and crisp images.92). [Picture Style] will appear. This Picture Style is also selected automatically when the Mode Dial is set to <3>. Q Portrait (C: Smooth skin tones) For nice skin tones. 75 . R Landscape (C: Vivid blues and greens) For vivid blues and greens. sharp. By changing the [Color tone] (p. picture. This Picture Style is also selected automatically when the Mode Dial is set to <2>. The image looks softer. Effective for close-ups of women or children. The picture will be taken with the selected Picture Style applied. 1 Press the <XA> button.

and adjust it as desired (p. The image is dull and subdued. [Landscape]. Other than with 1. 76 . a Picture Style file. etc. the color is adjusted colorimetrically to match the subject’s color. make sure the [Monochrome] setting has been canceled. If you want to later shoot pictures in color. the black-and-white image cannot be reverted to color. Any User Defined Picture Style which has not been set will have the same settings as the Standard Picture Style. W User Def. V Monochrome (C: Monochrome image) Creates black-and-white images. When the subject is captured under a color temperature of 5200K. <0> will appear in the viewfinder.. For natural colors and subdued images. U Faithful This Picture Style is for users who prefer to process images with their computer.91).A Selecting a Picture StyleN S Neutral This Picture Style is for users who prefer to process images with their computer. 1-3 You can register a basic style such as [Portrait]. When [Monochrome] is selected.

The first half of this chapter explains how to use the <s> <f> <a> <8> modes on the Mode Dial. aperture setting. all the shooting modes can be used in combination with the functions introduced in Chapter 3. 77 . or exposure compensation amount indicates that you can turn the <6> dial to adjust the respective setting.Advanced Shooting This chapter builds on the previous chapter and introduces more ways to shoot creatively. All the functions introduced in this chapter can also be used with the <d> (Program AE) mode introduced in Chapter 3. The second half of this chapter. Except for <8>. starting with “Changing the Metering Mode” explains the methods to adjust the exposure and the Picture Styles. 4 c About the Main Dial Pointer The pointer icon <c> displayed together with the shutter speed.

“0"5” indicates 0. and turning it to the left sets a slower one. Frozen action (Fast shutter speed: 1/2000 sec. Also. Shutter Speed Display The LCD monitor displays the shutter speed as a fraction.) Blurred motion (Slow shutter speed: 1/30 sec. the viewfinder displays only the denominator. 3 Take theyou focus and press the When shutter button completely.s: Action Shots You can either freeze the action or create motion blur with the <s> (Shutter-priority AE) mode on the Mode Dial. * <s> stands for Time value.5 sec. However.) 1 Set the Mode Dial to <s>. 78 . and “15"” is 15 sec. the desired shutter speed. picture. Turning the <6> dial to the right sets a faster shutter speed. 2 SetSee “Shooting Tips” for advice on setting the shutter speed. the picture will be taken at the selected shutter speed.

turn the <6> dial to the right to set a faster shutter speed or decrease the ISO speed. If the exposure will be too bright. the minimum aperture (highest number) will blink. 79 . the aperture display will also change to maintain the same exposure (amount of light reaching the image sensor). the flash output will be set automatically (autoflash exposure) to match the automatically-set aperture. If you exceed the adjustable aperture range. If you press the shutter button halfway and change the shutter speed while the aperture is displayed. If this happens. the aperture display will blink to indicate that the standard exposure cannot be obtained. If the exposure will be too dark. To blur a running child or animal giving the impression of fast movement. turn the <6> dial to the left to set a slower shutter speed or increase the ISO speed. to 1/30 sec. The flash sync speed can be set from 1/200 sec. Follow the moving subject through the viewfinder and press the shutter button to take the picture. Use a medium shutter speed such as 1/250 sec. If this happens. Use a tripod to prevent camera shake. If you use a telephoto lens. Set the shutter speed so that the aperture display does not blink in the viewfinder. the maximum aperture (smallest number) will blink. or slower. How to blur a flowing river or water fountain.s: Action Shots Shooting Tips To freeze the action or moving subject. to 30 sec. Use a slow shutter speed of 1/15 sec. Using the Built-in Flash To obtain a correct flash exposure. to 1/500 sec. hold it steady to prevent camera shake. Use a fast shutter speed such as 1/4000 sec.

the desired aperture. set the Mode Dial to <f> (Aperture-priority AE) to adjust the depth of field (range of acceptable focus). 2 SetThe higher the aperture f-number. and turning it to the left will set a lower f-number. Sharp foreground and background (With a high aperture f-number: f/32) Blurred background (With a low aperture f-number: f/5. The picture will be taken with the selected aperture. If no lens is attached to the camera. the sharper the picture will look with a wider depth of field. Turning the <6> dial to the right will set a higher f-number. picture. the smaller the aperture opening will be. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely. * <f> stands for Aperture value which is the size of the diaphragm hole inside the lens. The apertures displayed will differ depending on the lens.6) 1 Set the Mode Dial to <f>. “00” will be displayed for the aperture.f: Changing the Depth of Field To obtain a blurry background or to make everything near and far look sharp. Aperture Display The higher the f-number. 80 .

the shutter speed can be as long as 30 sec. 81 .) shutter speed display will blink. If the picture will be too dark. If this happens. On the other hand. A higher aperture f-number will make the shutter speed slower. A farther subject will have a wider depth of field. If the picture will be too bright. the shutter speed display will blink to indicate that the standard exposure cannot be obtained. the “30"” (30 sec.) shutter speed display will blink. the narrower the depth of field. turn the <6> dial to the right to set a higher aperture f-number or decrease the ISO speed. the “4000” (1/4000 sec. If this happens. note that camera shake can occur in low light scenes. If you exceed the adjustable shutter speed range. Under low light. If you press the shutter button halfway and change the aperture while the shutter speed is displayed.f: Changing the Depth of Field Shooting Tips When using an aperture with a high f-number. turn the <6> dial to the left to set a lower aperture f-number or increase the ISO speed. In such cases. The depth of field depends not only on the aperture. the shutter speed display will also change to maintain the same exposure (amount of light reaching the image sensor). but also the lens and subject distance. And the closer the subject. increase the ISO speed and hold the camera steady or use a tripod. you need not set a high aperture f-number to obtain a sharp picture from the foreground to the background. a telephoto lens has a narrow depth of field. Since wide-angle lenses have a wide depth of field (range of acceptable focus in front of and behind the point of focus). Set the aperture so that the shutter speed display does not blink in the viewfinder.

In low light. . set the [7 Custom Functions (C. the flash output will be set automatically to match the set aperture (autoflash exposure). If you are handholding the camera. to suit the scene’s brightness. Depth of Field PreviewN Press the depth-of-field preview button to stop down to the lens’s current aperture setting.f: Changing the Depth of Field Using the Built-in Flash To obtain a correct flash exposure. and the background is exposed with a slow shutter speed set automatically. speed in Av mode] to [1: 1/ 200-1/60 sec. The depth-of-field effect can be clearly seen on the Live View image as you change the aperture and press the depth-of-field preview button (p. Using a tripod is recommended. keep it steady to prevent camera shake.30 sec. If you do not want a slow shutter speed to be used.192). You can then check the depth of field (range of acceptable focus) through the viewfinder.Fn)] menu’s [Flash sync. the main subject is exposed with the automatic flash. auto] or [2: 1/200 sec. Both the subject and background look properly exposed (automatic slow-speed flash sync). The shutter speed will be set automatically between 1/200 sec. 82 .112). (fixed)] (p.

While you change the shutter speed and aperture. or to bulb. Standard exposure index 3 Set the exposure and take the picture. With flash. Exposure level mark If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p.103) is set to anything other than [Disable]. 83 . To set the shutter speed. to 1/30 sec. * <a> stands for Manual. the end of the exposure level indicator will display <I> or <J>. The flash sync speed can be set within 1/200 sec.a: Manual Exposure You can set both the shutter speed and aperture manually as desired. the image may still look bright even if a darker exposure has been set. 2 Set the shutter speed and aperture. hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial. If the amount set exceeds ±2 stops. You can decide which exposure level to set. 1 <6> <O> + <6> Set the Mode Dial to <a>. turn the <6> dial. The exposure level indicator in the viewfinder indicates the exposure level up to ±2 stops from the standard exposure index at the center. To set the aperture. the flash exposure will be set automatically to match the aperture that was set. the exposure level mark will move.

Press the button again to stop the bulb exposure. 205) is recommended. When you press the remote controller’s transmit button.204. etc. You can reduce this noise by setting the [7 Custom Functions (C. turn the <6> dial to the left to set <BULB>. For bulb exposures. the bulb exposure will start immediately or 2 sec. The elapsed exposure time will be displayed on the LCD monitor. It can be used to photograph fireworks. later. using a tripod and Remote Switch (p. noise reduction] to [1: Auto] or [2: On] (p. Since bulb exposures produce more noise than usual.193). the image might look a little grainy. You can also use a remote controller (sold separately.a: Manual Exposure Bulb Exposures In step 2 on the preceding page. 84 . p.Fn)] menu’s [Long exp.204) for bulb exposures. A bulb exposure keeps the shutter open for as long as you hold down the shutter button.

Either use a wide-angle lens or move farther away from the subjects. If the “4000” shutter speed blinks. The exposure is correct. Increase the ISO speed. Flash can be used. Use a tripod to steady the camera. Decrease the ISO speed. 85 . 2 Focus the AF points over the subjects Aim and press the shutter button halfway (0). All the subjects covered by the AF points flashing in red will be in focus. the result will be the same as using the <d> mode with flash. A slow shutter speed has been set. All the AF points will function to detect the subject.8: Automatic Depth-of-Field AE Objects in the foreground and background will be in focus automatically. but the desired depth of field cannot be obtained. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <8>. 3 Take the picture. The shutter speed display in the viewfinder blinks. and the aperture required to attain the necessary depth of field will be set automatically. it means that the subject is too bright. If the “30"” shutter speed blinks. the subject. This mode sets the depth of field automatically. FAQ The aperture display in the viewfinder blinks. it means that the subject is too dark. however. * <8> stands for Auto-Depth of field. The desired depth of field will not be obtained. I want to use flash.

the 2 SetPress metering mode. e Center-weighted average metering The brightness is metered at the center and then averaged for the entire scene. The gray area in the figure is where the brightness is metered to obtain the standard exposure. This metering mode is set automatically in Basic Zone modes. This metering mode is for advanced users. etc.select the the <U> key to metering mode. select [Metering mode]. Normally. then press <0>. 86 .q Changing the Metering ModeN The metering mode measures the subject’s brightness to determine the correct exposure. w Partial metering Effective when the background is much brighter than the subject due to backlighting. q Evaluative metering This is an all-around metering mode suited for portraits and even backlit subjects. The camera sets the exposure automatically to suit the scene. r Spot metering This is for metering a specific part of the subject or scene. then press <0>. This metering mode is for advanced users. The gray area in the left figure is where the brightness is metered to obtain the standard exposure. Under the [2] tab. 1 Select [Metering mode]. evaluative metering is recommended.

the end of the exposure level indicator will display <I> or <J>./AEB] on page 89. Increased exposure for a brighter image Decreased exposure for a darker image Dark exposure Brighter with increased exposure If the amount set exceeds ±2 stops. the exposure compensation indicator in the viewfinder can only display the setting up to ±2 stops. If you want to set the exposure compensation beyond ±2 stops. Although you can set the exposure compensation up to ±5 stops in 1/3-stop increments. Making it brighter: Hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to the right. This feature can be used in Creative Zone modes (except <a>). After taking the picture.Setting Exposure CompensationN O Setting Exposure Compensation Set exposure compensation if the exposure (without flash) does not come out as desired. the exposure level is displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder. comp. hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to reset the exposure compensation to zero. you should follow the instructions for [2 Exp. (Decreased exposure) As shown in the figure. 87 . (Increased exposure) Making it darker: Hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial to the left.

Select [Flash exp. the image may look bright even if a decreased exposure compensation or flash exposure compensation has been set.Setting Exposure CompensationN y Flash Exposure CompensationN Set flash exposure compensation if the flash exposure of the subject does not come out as desired. (Decreased exposure) When you press the shutter button halfway. press the <Q> button (p.89). After taking the picture.38). To make the flash exposure brighter.<S> key to select [y*]. 88 . setting] option. turn the <6> dial to the right. The Quick Control screen will activate (7). The exposure compensation can also be set with the [2 Expo. turn the <6> dial to the left. You can set the flash exposure compensation up to ±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments. You can also set and cancel the flash exposure compensation with the [1 Flash control] menu’s [Built-in flash func. comp. (Increased exposure) Or to make it darker. 3 Set the flash exposure compensation amount. Press the [Flash exposure comp. With the shooting settings displayed.149). If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. 2 Select [y]. the <y> will appear in the viewfinder.] will be displayed at the bottom.103) is set to anything other than [Disable]. 1 Display the Quick Control screen./ AEB] menu (p. comp] (p. do steps 1 to 3 to return the flash exposure compensation amount to zero.

comp. AEB amount picture. 3 Take theand press the shutter button Focus completely./AEB]. 2 SetTurn the <6> dial to set the AEB amount. If AEB is combined with exposure compensation. the AEB amount will be displayed on the LCD monitor. The three bracketed shots will be taken in this sequence: Standard exposure. You can then choose the best exposure. the AEB amount. This is called AEB (Auto Exposure Bracketing). then press <0>. 89 . decreased exposure. AEB will be applied centering on the exposure compensation amount. Press <0> to set it.3 Auto Exposure BracketingN This feature takes exposure compensation a step further by varying the exposure automatically with three shots (±2 stops in 1/3-stop increments) as shown below./AEB]. comp. Press the <U> key to set the exposure compensation amount. select [Expo. When you press the shutter button halfway. Under the [2] tab. and increased exposure. Standard exposure Darker exposure (Decreased exposure) Brighter exposure (Increased exposure) 1 Select [Expo.

70) has been set and you press the shutter button completely. Neither flash nor bulb exposures can be used with AEB. If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p. decreased exposure. Using AEB with <u> single shooting. The AEB setting will be canceled automatically if the power switch is set to <2>.57). If <i> continuous shooting (p. Centering on the exposure compensation amount.3 Auto Exposure BracketingN Canceling AEB Follow steps 1 and 2 to turn off the AEB amount display. Press the shutter button three times to take the three bracketed shots. Shooting Tips Using AEB with continuous shooting. 90 . With <q> set. flash recycling is complete. and increased exposure.103) menu is set to other than [Disable]. decreased exposure. and increased exposure. With the self-timer or wireless remote control (<Q> or <l>). you can take three continuous shots. The three bracketed shots will be exposed in the following sequence: Standard exposure. the number of continuous shots will be three times the number set (p. the AEB’s effect might be minimal. Using AEB with exposure compensation. AEB will be applied. Using AEB with the self-timer or wireless remote control. the three bracketed shots will be taken continuously in this sequence: Standard exposure. etc.

To customize [Monochrome]. 1 Select [Picture Style]. then press <0>. then press <0>. then press <0>.A Customizing a Picture StyleN You can customize a Picture Style by adjusting individual parameters like [Sharpness] and [Contrast].then press the Select Style. the 4 SetPress parameter. 91 . To see the resulting effects. Under the [2] tab. Any parameter settings different from the default will be displayed in blue. see page 93. screen will appear. The Picture Style selection screen will reappear. The Picture Style selection screen will appear. Press the <M> button to save the adjusted parameters. take test shots. select [Picture Style]. parameter. Picture 2 Select a a Picture Style.key to adjust the the <U> parameter as desired. The Detail set. 3 Select a a parameter such as Select [Sharpness]. <B> button.

set it toward the minus end. To make it sharper. The closer it is to H. the crisper the image will look. 92 . the more yellow the skin tone will look. set it toward the minus end. To increase the color saturation. you can revert the respective Picture Style to its default parameter settings. The closer it is to E. The above adjustments will not be applied to the Picture Styles used in the <C> (Creative Auto) mode. Contrast Adjusts the image contrast and the vividness of colors. set it toward the plus end. Color tone The skin tones can be adjusted. The closer it is to H. To make it less sharp. Saturation The image’s color saturation can be adjusted. the redder the skin tone will look. To increase the contrast. The closer it is to F. The closer it is to G. By selecting [Default set. The closer it is to H. To make the skin tone less red. To make the skin tone redder. set it toward the E end. the blander the image will look. To decrease the color saturation. To decrease the contrast.A Customizing a Picture StyleN Parameter Settings and Effects Sharpness Adjusts the sharpness of the image. the sharper the image will look. the more diluted the colors will look. set it toward the minus end. the bolder the colors will look. The closer it is to G. set it toward the plus end. The closer it is to G. the softer the image will look. set it toward the plus end. set it toward the F end.] in step 3.

lToning Effect By applying a toning effect. Increasing the [Contrast] will make the filter effect more pronounced. The blue sky will look slightly darker. Tree leaves will look crisper and brighter. Fall leaves will look crisper and brighter. The blue sky will look quite dark. The blue sky will look more natural. you can create a monochrome image in that color. kFilter Effect With a filter effect applied to a monochrome image. The following can be selected: [N:None] [S:Sepia] [B:Blue] [P:Purple] [G:Green].A Customizing a Picture StyleN Monochrome Adjustment For Monochrome. The sunset will look more brilliant. and the white clouds will look crisper. you can also set [Filter effect] and [Toning effect] in addition to [Sharpness] and [Contrast] explained on the preceding page. Skin tones and lips will look fine. Filter N: None Ye: Yellow Or: Orange R: Red G: Green Sample Effects Normal black-and-white image with no filter effects. you can make white clouds or green trees stand out more. It can make the image look more impressive. 93 .

The Detail set. 94 . Style. To adjust the parameters of a Picture Style which has been registered to the camera with the provided software. then press the Select [User Def. You can create Picture Styles whose parameter settings such as for sharpness and contrast are different. or [User Def. 1]. 2 Select [User Def. screen will appear. 4 Select the base Pictureselect the Press the <V> key to base Picture Style.A Registering a Picture StyleN You can select a base Picture Style such as [Portrait] or [Landscape]. then press <0>. The Picture Style selection screen will appear. Style] selected. press With [Picture <0>. [User Def. adjust its parameters as desired and register it under [User Def.]. 2]. You can also adjust the parameters of a Picture Style which has been registered to the camera with the provided software. select the Picture Style here. 1 Select [Picture Style]. <B> button. 3 Press <0>. then press <0>.*]. 3]. select [Picture Style]. Under the [2] tab.

changing the base Picture Style in step 4 will nullify the parameter settings of the registered Picture Style. The base Picture Style will be indicated on the right of [User Def. 5 Select a a parameter such as Select [Sharpness]. *] and then shoot. *] settings will revert to the default. *].key to adjust the the <U> parameter as desired. then press <0>. *]. The name of the Picture Style having any modified settings (different from the default) registered under [User Def. all the [User Def. *] will be displayed in blue. follow step 2 on page 75 to select [User Def. 95 . The Picture Style selection screen will then reappear. the 6 SetPress parameter. Press the <M> button to register the new Picture Style. For details.A Registering a Picture StyleN parameter.144). If a Picture Style has already been registered under [User Def. then press <0>. If you execute [Clear all camera settings] (p. see “Customizing a Picture Style” on pages 91-93. To shoot with the registered Picture Style.

This setting is not recommended if you do not know about image processing. the file name will start with “_MG_” (first character is an underscore). The image will look very subdued in a sRGB personal computer environment and with printers not compatible with Design rule for Camera File System 2. Adobe RGB. then [sRGB] press <0>. sRGB is recommended. In Basic Zone modes. About Adobe RGB This color space is mainly used for commercial printing and other industrial uses. With this camera.0 (Exif 2. 96 .21). select [Color space]. and Design rule for Camera File System 2. Under the [2] tab. For normal shooting. 1 Select [Color space].21). you can set the color space to sRGB or Adobe RGB for captured images. The ICC profile is not appended.0 (Exif 2. the color space. See explanations about the ICC profile in the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM. If the image is captured with the color space set to Adobe RGB. sRGB is set automatically.3 Setting the Color SpaceN The color space refers to the range of reproducible colors. then press <0>. 2 SetSelectdesiredor [Adobe RGB]. Post-processing of the image with software will therefore be required.

1 Focus the subject. AE lock is applied at the center AF point. * When the lens’ focus mode switch is set to <MF>. Press the shutter button halfway. It is effective for backlit subjects. (0) 2 Press the <A>lights in the viewfinder The <A> icon to indicate that the exposure setting is locked (AE lock). hold down the <A> button and press the shutter button to take another shot. Press the <A> button to lock the exposure. button. Manual Selection AE lock is applied at the selected AF point. q* wre AE lock is applied at the center AF point. Each time you press the <A> button. AE Lock Effects Metering Mode (p. The exposure setting will be displayed. 3 Recompose to maintain the AE lock If you want the while taking more shots. it locks the current auto exposure setting. and take picture. This is called AE lock.A AE LockN Use AE lock when the area of focus is to be different from the exposure metering area or when you want to take multiple shots at the same exposure setting. 97 .68) Automatic Selection AE lock is applied at the AF point that achieved focus. then recompose and take the shot.86) AF Point Selection Method (p.

1 Press the <D> button to pop-up the built-in flash.A FE LockN FE lock locks the flash exposure setting over the desired area of the subject. Each time you press the <A> button. <A> button. In the viewfinder. 98 . the <D> icon will blink. * FE stands for Flash Exposure. The flash will fire a preflash and the required flash output is calculated and retained in memory. Get closer to the subject and repeat steps 2 to 4. This feature can also be used with a Canon EX-series Speedlite. Press the shutter button halfway and look in the viewfinder to check that the <D> icon is lit. then press the <A> button. and press the Compose the shot shutter button completely. (8) 3 Press thespot-metering circle over the Aim the subject. “FEL” is displayed for a moment and <d> will light. If the subject is too far away and beyond the effective range of the flash. 4 Take the picture. a preflash is fired and the required flash output is calculated and retained in memory. The flash is fired to take the picture. Spot metering circle 2 Focus the subject.

2 Select the white balance. In Basic Zone modes. You can set any white balance.B: Setting the White BalanceN White balance (WB) is for making the white areas look white. Do this procedure under the actual light source to be used. The “Approx. The plain. [White appear. the <Q> (Auto) setting will obtain the correct white balance. Spot metering circle 99 . Focus manually and set the standard exposure for the white object. white object should fill the spot metering circle. If naturallooking colors cannot be obtained with <Q>. O Custom White Balance Custom white balance enables you to manually set the white balance for a specific light source for better accuracy. <Q> will be set automatically. ****K” (K: Kelvin) displayed for the selected white balance <W> <E> <R> <Y> <U> is the respective color temperature. 1 Photograph a white object. then press <0>. Normally. the Press the <U> key to select desired white balance. you can select the white balance to match the light source or set it manually by shooting a white object. <WB> 1 Press thebalance] will button.

76). Press the <WB> button. If the image was captured while the Picture Style was set to [Monochrome] (p. a correct white balance might not be obtained. select [Custom Under the [2] White Balance]. Press the <U> key to select <O>. The custom white balance selection screen will appear. 100 . The personal white balance registered with the provided software will be registered under <O>. On the dialog screen which appears. then press <0>. If the exposure obtained in step 1 is way off. Instead of a white object. data. an 18% gray card (commercially available) can produce a more accurate white balance. then press <0>. When the menu reappears. press the <M> button to exit the menu. the data for the registered personal white balance will be erased. then press <0>. 2 Select [Custom tab. 4 Select the custom white balance. it cannot be selected in step 3. select [OK] and the data will be imported.B: Setting the White BalanceN White Balance]. 3 Import the white balancecaptured in Select the image that was step 1. If you do step 3.

The WB correction/WB bracketing screen will appear. Under the [2] tab. select [WB Shift/ BKT].) Sample setting: A2. <2> will be displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor. M is magenta. This is for advanced users who are familiar with using color temperature conversion or color compensating filters. (Mired: Measuring unit indicating the density of a color temperature conversion filter. “Shift” indicates the direction and correction amount. 2 SetPress white balance move the “ ” the <S> key to mark to the desired position. Each color can be corrected to one of nine levels. Pressing the <B> button will cancel all the [WB Shift/BKT] settings. On the upper right. G1 101 . This adjustment will have the same effect as using a commercially-available color temperature conversion filter or color compensating filter. A is amber.2 White Balance CorrectionN You can correct the white balance that has been set. Press <0> to exit the setting and return to the menu. and G is green. The color in the respective direction will be corrected. During the white balance correction. White Balance Correction 1 Select [WB Shift/BKT]. B is for blue. One level of the blue/amber correction is equivalent to 5 mireds of a color temperature conversion filter. then press <0>. the correction.

and 3. 2. and turning it to the left sets the M/G bracketing. the card will take longer to record the shot. 102 . Standard white balance. Turning the dial to the right sets the B/ A bracketing. Amber (A) bias. Green (G) bias. White balance bracketing is possible up to ±3 levels in single-level increments. or 1. when you turn the <6> dial. Standard white balance. the “ ” mark on the screen will change to “ ” (3 points). Press <0> to exit the setting and return to the menu. Set the white balance bracketing amount. In step 2 for white balance correction. During WB bracketing. Magenta (M) bias. Blue (B) bias. This is called white balance bracketing (WB-BKT). Based on the color temperature of the current white balance setting. the image will be bracketed with a blue/amber bias or magenta/green bias. On the right. Pressing the <B> button will cancel all the [WB Shift/BKT] settings. Since three images are recorded for one shot. B/A bias ±3 levels Bracketing Sequence The images will be bracketed in the following sequence: 1.2 White Balance CorrectionN White Balance Auto Bracketing With just one shot. 2. “BKT” stands for Bracketing. three images having a different color balance can be recorded simultaneously. and 3. “Bracket” indicates the bracketing direction and correction amount. the maximum burst for continuous shooting will be lower and the number of possible shots will also decrease to one-third the normal number.

recorded with the The image will be brightness and contrast corrected if necessary. then press <0>. 2 SetPress correctionkey to select the the <U> desired setting. the setting. 103 . For RAW images. the image might still come out bright. [Standard] is set automatically. In Basic Zone modes. Under the [2] tab. then press <0>. or manual exposure to darken the exposure. With JPEG images. 1 Select [Auto Lighting Optimizer]. the brightness and contrast can be corrected automatically. noise might increase. select [Auto Lighting Optimizer]. If a setting other than [Disable] is set and you use exposure compensation.3 Auto Lighting OptimizerN If the image comes out dark or the contrast is low. The default setting is [Standard]. Sample of corrected brightness Depending on the shooting conditions. If you want a darker exposure. set this to [Disable] first. the correction is done when the image is captured. 3 Take the picture. flash exposure compensation. it can be corrected with Digital Photo Professional (provided software).

Press the <V> key to select [Enable].]. recorded with the The image will be corrected peripheral illumination. 3 Take the picture. screen. Under the [1] tab. Correction enabled Correction disabled 104 . the correction is done when the image is captured. it can be corrected with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). check that the attached lens’ [Correction data available] is displayed. With JPEG images. The default setting is [Enable]. select [Peripheral illumin.3 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction Due to the lens characteristics. correct. the 2 SetOn thecorrection setting. 1 Select [Peripheral illumin. correct.]. This is called lens light fall-off or drop in peripheral illumination. see “About the Lens Correction Data” on the next page. If [Correction data not available] is displayed. the four corners of the picture might look darker. then press <0>. For RAW images. then press <0>.

You can also register the correction data for unregistered lenses. In step 2. The correction amount applied will be slightly lower than the maximum correction amount settable with Digital Photo Professional (provided software). 105 . even if [Correction data available] is displayed. you can check which lenses have their correction data registered in the camera. lens peripheral illumination correction cannot be applied. if you select [Enable]. 25 lenses. When using a non-Canon lens. the lower the correction amount will be. With EOS Utility (provided software). the correction amount will be lower. For JPEG images already captured. For details. see the PDF Software Instruction Manual (on the CD-ROM) for EOS Utility. setting the correction to [Disable] is recommended. If the correction data for the attached lens has not been registered to the camera.3 Lens Peripheral Illumination Correction About the Lens Correction Data The camera already contains lens peripheral illumination correction data for approx. Depending on shooting conditions. Lens peripheral light correction is applied even when an Extender is attached. the peripheral light correction will be applied automatically for any lens whose correction data has been registered in the camera. noise might appear on the image periphery. the result will be the same as when the correction is set to [Disable]. The higher the ISO speed. If the lens does not have distance information.

Mirror lockup is enabled by selecting the [7 Custom Functions (C. there will be a shutter-release sound. 2 Press the shutter button completely again.195). Do not point the camera toward the sun. 1 Focus the subject. remote control shooting together with mirror lockup can further prevent camera shake. The mirror will swing up. Pressing the shutter button completely again locks up the mirror again. When you press the shutter button completely. Shooting Tips Using the self-timer <l> with mirror lockup.Preventing Camera ShakeN The camera’s mechanical shake caused by the reflex mirror action can blur images taken with a super telephoto lens or close-up (macro) lens. the mirror will lockup and the picture will be taken 2 sec. it will go back down automatically. press the shutter button completely. keep pressing the shutter button completely (self-timer delay time + bulb exposure time). but no picture will be taken. The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components. the mirror locks up. Even if <i> (Continuous shooting) has been set. later. If you use the self-timer and mirror lockup in combination with a bulb exposure. then the picture is taken 2 sec. 106 . mirror lockup is effective. Remote control shooting. later. single shooting will take effect. With Remote Controller RC-6 set to a 2-sec. The picture is taken and the mirror goes back down. press the transmit button.Fn)] menu’s [Mirror lockup] and setting it to [1: Enable] (p. delay. If you let go of the shutter button during the self-timer countdown. If 30 seconds elapse after the mirror has locked up. In such cases. Since you do not touch the camera when the picture is taken.

For details. Using a tripod is recommended. 107 .” Live View shooting is effective for still subjects which do not move. If you handhold the camera and shoot while viewing the LCD monitor. 5 About Remote Live View Shooting With EOS Utility (provided software) installed in your computer. camera shake can cause blurred images.Shooting with the LCD Monitor (Live View Shooting) You can shoot while viewing the image on the camera’s LCD monitor. you can connect the camera to the computer and shoot remotely while viewing the computer screen. see the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM. This is called “Live View shooting.

The image’s field of view is approx. with AF or Before shooting. 3 Take thethe shutter button completely. When you press the shutter button halfway. The Live View image will closely reflect the brightness level of the actual image you capture. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. 100%. picture. Press the <A> button to end the Live View shooting. Press the <A> button. focus manual focus (p. After the image review ends. 108 . 2 Focus the subject. the camera will focus with the current AF mode.A Shooting with the LCD Monitor 1 Display the Live View image. the camera will return to Live View shooting automatically. Press The picture will be taken and the captured image is displayed on the LCD monitor.113-120).

A Shooting with the LCD Monitor To Enable Live View Shooting Under [6 Live View function settings]. set [Live View shoot. but only one shot will be taken. 109 . The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components.] to [Enable]. at 23°C/73°F (with a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8). 30 min. Continuous Live View shooting is possible for approx. there will be two shutter sounds. Battery Life with Live View Shooting [Approx. number of shots] Temperature At 23°C / 73°F At 0°C / 32°F Shooting Conditions No Flash 200 170 50% Flash Use 180 150 The figures above are based on a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8 and CIPA (Camera & Imaging Products Association) testing standards. During Live View shooting. When flash is used. do not point the lens toward the sun. 1 hr. Cautions for using Live View shooting are on pages 121-122.

If flash is used or bulb is set.or bright-light conditions. the <g> icon and histogram will be grayed out (for your reference). it indicates that the Live View image brightness is close to what the captured image will look like. the information display will change. it indicates that the Live View image is not being displayed at the suitable brightness due to low or bright light conditions. However.A Shooting with the LCD Monitor About the Information Display Each time you press the <B> button. If <g> is blinking. The histogram might not be properly displayed in low. the actual image recorded will reflect the exposure setting. AF point (Quick mode) White balance Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Image-recording quality Drive mode AF mode •d : Live mode •c : Face detection Live mode •f : Quick mode Shutter speed AE lock Aperture Flash-ready Histogram AEB FEB Exposure simulation Battery check Highlight tone priority ISO speed Shots remaining Flash exposure compensation Exposure level indicator/ AEB range Magnifying frame When <g> is displayed in white. 110 .

Picture Style. 111 . When <f> is selected. Q Quick Control While the image is displayed on the LCD monitor. 1 Press the <Q> button. In Creative Zone modes. the AF points will also be displayed. The settable functions will be highlighted in blue. pressing the <Q> button will enable you to set the image-recording quality. function and set it. 2 Select athe <S> key to select the Press function to be set. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. drive mode. and AF mode.Shooting Function Settings Function settings particular to Live View shooting are explained here. you can also set the white balance. The setting of the selected function is displayed at the bottom. and Auto Lighting Optimizer.

Shooting Function Settings 3 Menu Function Settings The menu options under the [6] tab’s [Live View function settings] menu are explained below.114). or [7 Firmware Ver.113). p. These functions do not take effect during viewfinder shooting. If the camera is not operated for a prolonged period. the Live View shooting will be terminated. the Live View shooting will stop automatically after 30 min. The metering mode will be fixed to evaluative metering for Live View shooting. Even while the Live View image is displayed. [u Live mode] (p. If [5 Auto power off] is set to [Off]. AF mode You can select [Live mode] (p. Grid display With [Grid 1l] or [Grid 2m]. The functions settable in this menu screen only apply during Live View shooting. the exposure set for the first shot will also be applied to subsequent shots. In Creative Zone modes.118). During continuous shooting. 169). Using <8> will be the same as using <d>.167.139). You can also use a remote controller (sold separately. With the AV cable (provided) or HDMI cable (sold separately). you can display grid lines.204) for Live View shooting. Metering timer You can change how long the exposure setting is displayed (AE lock time).]. If you select [y Dust Delete Data]. you can display the Live View image on a TV (p. 112 . [6 Sensor cleaning]. the power will turn off automatically as set with [5 Auto power off] (p. [7 Clear settings]. you can still set <M> functions and execute playback <x>. or [Quick mode] (p. you can check the depth of field by pressing the depth-of-field preview button. (camera power remains on).

[u Live mode] (face detection. and focus manually (p. achieving focus may be more difficult than with the Quick mode.118). AF point 2 Move the AF point. select [AF mode]. magnify the image. 113 .Using AF to Focus Selecting the AF Mode The AF modes available are [Live mode]. The AF point < > will appear. Press the <A> button. p. 1 Display the Live View image. the AF operation will take longer than with the Quick mode. Although AF is possible with the Live View image displayed. Under [6 Live View function settings]. you can press the <Q> button to select the AF mode on the Quick Control screen. Also.114). and [Quick mode] (p. set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>. If you want to achieve precise focus. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. To return the AF point to the center. Live Mode: d The image sensor is used to focus. press the <L> button. While the Live View image is displayed. Select the AF mode.120). to move the AF Press the <S> key point to where you want to focus (it cannot go to the edges of the picture).

Press the <U> key to move the <q> frame over the target face.108). When a face is detected. u (Face detection) Live Mode: c With the same AF method as the Live mode. If focus is not achieved. picture. 114 . 4 Take thethe focus and exposure. <q> will be displayed. Press the <A> button. then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p. Have the target person face the camera. When focus is achieved. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor.Using AF to Focus the subject. the <p> frame will appear over the face to be focused. human faces are detected and focused. the AF point will turn green and the beeper will sound. If multiple faces are detected. 3 Focusthe AF point over the subject and Aim press the shutter button halfway. the AF point will turn orange. 1 Display the Live View image.

the <p> will be grayed out. the AF point will turn green and the beeper will sound.Using AF to Focus 2 Focus the subject. picture. The <p> focusing frame might cover only part of the face. If the lens enables manual focusing even while the lens focus mode switch is set to <f>. the AF mode will switch to the Live mode (p.113). too bright or too dark. If a face cannot be detected. If focus is not achieved. You can press the <S> key to move the AF point. face detection will not be possible. 3 Take thethe focus and exposure. the center AF point < > will be used to focus. the AF point will turn orange. Press the <L> button again to return to the u (face detection) Live mode. When you press the <L> button. 115 . An object other than a human face might be detected as a face.108). When focus is achieved. the AF point < > will be displayed and AF will be executed at the center. Face detection will not work if the face is very small or large in the picture. or partially hidden. Since AF is not possible with a face detected near the edge of the picture. halfway and Press the shutter button the camera will focus the face covered by the <p> frame. titled horizontally or diagonally. If the focus is way off. Then if you press the shutter button halfway. then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p. turn the focusing ring to attain rough focus. The face will then be detected and <p> will be displayed.

return to the normal view and autofocus. The image brightness may change during and after the AF operation. aim the center AF point over the subject to focus. then take the picture. If the light source changes while the Live View image is displayed. If you press the <u> button in the Live mode. stop the Live View shooting and autofocus under the actual light source first. If this happens. In the Live mode or u (face detection) Live mode. The AF-assist beam will not be emitted. pressing the shutter button halfway will focus again. the image will be magnified at the AF point. the screen might flicker and focusing can be difficult. the focus might be off. If focusing is difficult in the magnified view. Note that the AF speed may differ between the normal and magnified views. if you shoot a peripheral subject and the target subject is slightly out of focus.Using AF to Focus Live Mode and u (Face Detection) Live Mode Notes AF operation Focusing will take slightly longer. In the u Live mode. If you autofocus in the Live mode’s normal view and then magnify the image. 116 . Even when focus has been achieved. pressing the <u> button will not magnify the image.

Subjects at the edge of the picture. A subject approaching or moving away from the camera. Night scenes or points of light. Soft focus effect is applied with a soft focus lens.Using AF to Focus Shooting conditions which can make focusing difficult: Low-contrast subjects such as the blue sky and solid-color. flat surfaces. 117 . Under fluorescent lighting or when the image flickers. or pattern keeps changing. Extremely small subjects. The AF point covers both a near and faraway subject (such as an animal in a cage). Subjects strongly reflecting light. Subjects which keep moving within the AF point and cannot keep still due to camera shake or subject blur. Autofocusing while the subject is way out of focus. color. A special effects filter is used. Stripes and other patterns where there is contrast only in the horizontal direction. Subjects in low light. Under a light source whose brightness.

Press the <U> key to make the AF point selectable. The Live View image will appear on the LCD monitor. Although you can focus the target area quickly. AF point 1 Display the Live View image. 118 . Turn the <6> dial to select the AF point. Press the <A> button.<Q> button.Using AF to Focus Quick Mode: f The dedicated AF sensor is used to focus in the One-Shot AF mode (p.66). using the same AF method as with viewfinder shooting. and the larger box is the magnifying frame. Magnifying frame N 2 Select the AF point. The settable functions will be highlighted in blue. the When you press the Quick Control screen will appear. the Live View image will be interrupted momentarily during the AF operation. The small boxes on the screen are the AF points.

The AF point used to focus will light in red. 4 Take thethe focus and exposure.Using AF to Focus the subject. The Live View image will turn off. 3 Focusthe AF point over the subject and Aim press the shutter button halfway. When focus is achieved. 119 . then Check press the shutter button completely to take the picture (p. picture.108). Take the picture only while the Live View image is displayed. and AF will be executed. the reflex mirror will go back down. the beeper will sound and the Live View image will reappear. You cannot take a picture during autofocusing.

Press the <S> key to move the Magnifying frame magnifying frame to the position where you want to focus. 120 . Turn the lens focusing ring to focus roughly. 3 Magnifythe <u> button. press the <L> button.108). After achieving focus. picture. While looking at AE lock Magnified area position Magnification turn the lens focusing ring to focus. To return the magnifying frame to the center. press the <u> button to return to the normal view.Focusing Manually You can magnify the image and focus precisely manually. 5 Take thethe focus and exposure. then Check press the shutter button to take the picture (p. the image.the magnified image. Each time you press the <u> button. 2 Move the magnifying frame. Press The part within the magnifying frame will be magnified. 1 Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF>. the view will change as follows: 5x 10x Normal view 4 Focus manually.

In low light. the chrominance noise will not be recorded in the captured image. the screen might flicker. Live View shooting will be disabled until the camera’s internal temperature decreases.Notes About the Live View Image Under low or bright light conditions. If you then continue with Live View shooting. the actual captured image will correctly show the bright area. the image sharpness may look more pronounced than it really is. If the light source within the image changes. it might throw off the Live View image’s correct brightness momentarily. Wait until the brightness level stabilizes before shooting. the Live View shooting will stop automatically. You should stop Live View shooting and allow the camera to rest. If there is a very bright light source in the picture. If this happens. 121 . stop and resume the Live View shooting under the actual light source to be used. About the <E> icon If the camera’s internal temperature becomes high. the Live View image might not reflect the brightness of the captured image. the <E> icon may appear on the screen. When you magnify the image. If you point the camera in a different direction. if you set the [6 LCD brightness] to a bright setting. If Live View shooting continues while the <E> warning icon is displayed and the camera’s internal temperature increases. the image quality might degrade. the bright area might appear black on the LCD monitor. chrominance noise may appear in the Live View image. such as the sun. However. However.

Before taking a long exposure. the camera’s internal temperature may increase and it can degrade image quality.191). noise (banding. stop Live View shooting temporarily and wait several minutes before shooting. When you shoot at high ISO speeds. Modeling flash and test flash will not fire if an external Speedlite is used. etc.103) menu is set to anything other than [Disable]. During the magnified view. the image will be captured in the normal view. Live View shooting in high temperatures and at high ISO speeds may cause noise or irregular colors. Custom Function Notes During Live View shooting. the exposure might not come out as desired. If the [2 Auto Lighting Optimizer] (p.) may appear. 122 . FE lock is not possible when the built-in flash or an external Speedlite is used. If you take the picture during magnified view. Return to the normal view before taking the picture. certain Custom Function settings will be disabled (p. This is to prevent image degradation.Notes About the Shooting Results When you shoot continuously with the Live View function for a long period. Notes About Lenses and Flash The focus preset feature on super telephoto lenses cannot be used. the image may look bright even if a decreased exposure compensation or flash exposure compensation has been set. Terminate Live View shooting when not shooting images. dots of light. the shutter speed and aperture will be displayed in red. Even if you take the picture during magnified view.

Shooting Movies Set the Mode Dial to <k> to shoot movies. the movie might not be recorded properly. use a large-capacity SD card rated SD Speed Class 6 “ ” or higher. About Full HD 1080 Full HD 1080 indicates compatibility with HighDefinition featuring 1080 vertical pixels (scanning lines). If you use a slow-writing card when shooting movies. the movie might not playback properly. 123 . 6 Cards which can record movies When shooting movies. To check the card’s read/write speed. And if you playback a movie on a card having a slow reading speed. The movie recording format will be MOV. refer to the card manufacturer’s Web site.

113-120). Autoexposure Shooting 1 Set the Mode Dial to <k>. While the movie is being shot. Cautions for movie shooting are on pages 135 and 136. When you press the shutter button halfway. 124 . To stop movie shooting.k Shooting Movies Connecting the camera to a TV set is recommended to playback movies (p. to start Press the <A> button shooting a movie. the “o” mark will be displayed on the upper right of the screen. also read the Live View shooting cautions on pages 121 and 122. The reflex mirror will make a sound. During movie shooting. press <A> again. autofocus Before shooting a or manual focus (p. the camera will focus with the current AF mode. 169).167. do not point the lens toward the sun. 3 Shooting the movie. 2 Focus the subject. then the image will appear on the LCD monitor.movie. If necessary. The sun’s heat can damage the camera’s internal components.

This is the exposure setting for taking a still photo. To cancel AE lock during movie shooting. If you use Movie crop. 20 min. size] setting (p.16).131). The sound recording level will be adjusted automatically. 40 min. 1 hr. left.) to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal (p. shutter speed. press the <S> button. Stereo sound recording is possible by connecting an external microphone equipped with a stereo mini plug (3. By holding down the <O> button and turning the <6> dial.5mm dia. 125 . you can set the exposure compensation. Pressing the shutter button halfway displays the shutter speed and aperture (p. During movie shooting. and aperture are set automatically.126) on the screen’s bottom left.k Shooting Movies One continuous movie will be recorded as one file. bottom. the total shooting time will be as follows: At 23°C/73°F: Approx. the unrecorded image areas will be displayed in black mask. The semitransparent mask size will change depending on the [n Movie rec. Monaural sound is recorded by the camera’s built-in microphone (p.. With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8. The area enclosed by the semitransparent mask will be the movie image that is recorded. At 0°C/32°F: Approx. AE lock is possible by pressing the <A> button (p. the top. and right parts of the screen will have a semi-transparent mask. The ISO speed.16).97). 1 hr.

Movie shooting remaining time*/ Elapsed time Frame rate White balance Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Image-recording quality Movie-recording size AF mode •d : Live mode •c : Face detection Live mode •f : Quick mode Shutter speed AE lock Aperture * Applies to a single movie clip. 126 .k Shooting Movies About the Information Display Each time you press the <B> button. the movie shooting remaining time will change to the elapsed time. Battery check Exposure mode L: Autoexposure K: Manual exposure ISO speed Possible shots Exposure compensation amount AF point (Quick mode) Magnifying frame Recording movie If there is no card in the camera. the movie shooting remaining time will be displayed in red. the information display will change. When movie shooting starts.

k Shooting Movies Manual Exposure Shooting You can manually set the shutter speed. then press <0>.1/30 sec. then the image will appear on the LCD monitor. To set the shutter speed. To set the aperture. .1/60 sec. Select [Manual].[Movie Under the [o] tab.6400 • Manual ISO setting: ISO 100 . • 6 / 5 / 4: 1/4000 sec. turn the <6> dial. 3 Select [Manual]. select exposure]. hold down the <O> button and turn the <6> dial. The settable shutter speeds depend on the frame rate <9>. 5 SetPress ISO<Z> button and use the either <6> or <U> key to select the ISO speed. •8/7 : 1/4000 sec. • Auto ISO setting: ISO 100 . The reflex mirror will make a sound. .6400 127 . and ISO speed for movie shooting. then press <0>. 1 Set the Mode Dial to <k>. Using manual exposure to shoot movies is for advanced users. aperture. <6> <O> + <6> 4 Set the shutter speed and aperture. the speed. 2 Select [Movie exposure].

due to the drive of the lens aperture. Zooming while shooting a movie may record changes in the exposure. AE lock and exposure compensation cannot be set. the shooting mode. shutter speed. is recommended. With Auto ISO. will be recorded. The image information (Exif) will record the settings used at the start of the movie shooting. The faster the shutter speed.173).k Shooting Movies and shoot the movie. and aperture will not be displayed. the less smooth the subject’s movement will look. to 1/125 sec. the movie image might flicker. If you playback the movie with “Shooting information display” (p. 128 . With manual exposure shooting. the correct movie exposure will usually be obtained even if the light level changes. 6 Focus procedure is the same as steps 2 The and 3 for “Autoexposure Shooting” (p. you should not zoom while shooting a movie. a shutter speed of 1/30 sec. Changing the aperture during movie shooting is not recommended since variations in the exposure. If you shoot a movie under fluorescent lighting. When shooting a movie of a moving subject. If you use a lens whose aperture changes while you zoom.124).

The card will record the movie and still photo as separate files. If you take a still photo during movie shooting. Canceled Single shooting (Self-timer not possible) Flash off 129 . Displayed when the shutter button is pressed halfway. and the movie shooting will resume automatically when the Live View image is displayed. you can also take a still photo by pressing the shutter button completely.k Shooting Movies Shooting Still Photos While shooting a movie. the movie will have a still moment lasting approx. Taking still photos during movie shooting The still photo will record the entire screen including the semitransparent mask. Other functions will be the same as for movie shooting. Functions particular to still shooting are shown below. The captured still photo will be recorded to the card. Function Image-recording quality Exposure setting AEB Drive mode Flash Settings As set in the [1 Quality] menu. Shutter speed and aperture set automatically (or set manually for manual exposures). 1 sec.

2 Select athe <S> key to select the Press function to be set. 3 Menu Function Settings Display the movie menu. 1 Press the <Q> button. image-recording quality (for still photos). The image-recording quality setting will be reflected in all shooting modes. Turn the <6> dial to change the setting. Q Quick Control While the image is displayed on the LCD monitor. 130 . Auto Lighting Optimizer. the AF points will also be displayed. movierecording size. The name of the selected function is displayed at the bottom. function and set it. The settable functions will be highlighted in blue. The menu options under the [n] and [o] tabs are explained below. Picture Style. pressing the <Q> button will enable you to set the white balance. When <f> is selected. and AF mode.Shooting Function Settings Function settings particular to movie shooting are explained here.

Japan. Australia. The Movie crop image cannot be magnified for focusing. the AF point is displayed larger than with other recording sizes. Even if the AF mode has been set to [Quick mode]. Noise and dots of light may be more noticeable than in other recording sizes. : HD (High-Definition) recording quality.). Mexico. etc. The aspect ratio will be 4:3. This shooting mode is called Movie crop. Notes for Movie crop Use a tripod to prevent hand-held camera shake. [4] : Mainly for motion pictures. • Frame rate (fps: frames per second) [8] [6] : For areas where the TV format is NTSC (North America. : Standard-definition recording quality. Also. China. The 9 (frame rate) displayed on the [Movie rec. size] screen switches automatically depending on the [6 Video system] setting. • Image size [1920x1080] [1280x720] [640x480] : Full HD (Full High-Definition) recording quality. Russia. it will switch automatically to [Live mode] during movie shooting. Focusing may be difficult if the AF point covers both a near and far subject. 131 . etc.Shooting Function Settings [n] Menu Movie-recording size You can select the movie’s image size [****x****] and frame rate [9] (frames recorded per second). It will give a telephoto effect of about 7x. Korea. [7] [5] : For areas where the TV format is PAL (Europe.). [Crop 640x480] : Standard-definition recording quality. The aspect ratio will be 4:3. in [Live mode]. Still photos cannot be taken.

1 hr.Shooting Function Settings Total Movie Recording Time and File Size Per Minute Movie-recording Size 6 [1920x1080] 5 4 [1280x720] [640x480] [Crop 640x480] 8 7 8 7 12 min. With ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser (provided software). 59 sec. or [Quick mode]. 132 . If the AF mode is [Quick mode]. 165 MB/min. 330 MB/min. 39 min. Total Recording Time 4GB Card 16GB Card File Size After you start shooting a movie. AF during k When [Enable] is set. approx. 49 min. 49 min. continuous autofocusing is not possible. you can extract a still image from the movie. and approx. 12 min. press the <A> button. 24 min. (A new movie file starts being recorded. you might momentarily throw the focus way off or change the exposure. To start movie shooting again.) The semi-transparent or black mask on the top and bottom or on the left and right will not be recorded. However. 2 megapixels at [1920x1080].000 pixels at [640x480]. If you autofocus during movie shooting. 300. Note that continuous focusing of a moving subject is not possible. 330 MB/min. AF will be executed in Live mode. the movie shooting will stop automatically if the file size reaches 4 GB or if the movie length reaches 29 min. AF mode The AF modes will be the same as described on pages 113-119. 1 megapixel at [1280x720]. The still image quality will be as follows: Approx. You can select [Live mode]. AF is possible during movie shooting. [u Live mode].

Convenient when you want to focus and meter at different parts of the picture. no AE lock: Press the shutter button halfway to execute AF. Press the <w> button for AE lock. For AF. Press the shutter button halfway to execute AF. • AE lock/AF: Press the shutter button halfway for AE lock. 133 . then press the transmit button. p. • AF/AE lock: Normal function. still photo shooting will take effect. For AF.204) to start and stop the movie shooting. AE lock is not possible. Convenient when you do not want to autofocus when taking a still photo during movie shooting. Set the shooting timing switch to <2>. Remote control shooting You can use the Remote Controller RC-6 (sold separately. press the shutter button to take a still photo without executing AF. no AE lock: Press the shutter button halfway for metering. AE lock is not possible.Shooting Function Settings kShutter/AE lock button You can change the function assigned to the AE lock button and to when you press the shutter button halfway. press the <w> button. • AF/AF lock. While holding down the <w> button. The AF mode setting will also be reflected in Live View shooting. • AE/AF. If the switch is set to <o> (immediate shooting). press the <w> button.

you can display grid lines. monaural sound will be recorded with the built-in microphone.Shooting Function Settings [o] Menu Movie exposure Normally. set this option to [Auto]. Sound recording When the sound recording is set to [On]. shutter speed. The sound recording level will be adjusted automatically. If [Enable] is set. The dynamic range is expanded from the standard 18% gray to bright highlights. 134 . The gradation between the grays and highlights becomes smoother. Grid display With [Grid 1l] or [Grid 2m]. highlight detail will be improved.16).) to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal (p. The Grid display and Metering timer settings will also be reflected in Live View shooting. The Auto Lighting Optimizer will also be set automatically to [Disable] and cannot be changed. Stereo sound recording is possible by connecting an external microphone (commercially available) equipped with a stereo mini plug (3. The ISO speed range will be ISO 200 . and aperture for movie shooting (p. kHighlight tone priority This can be set only when [Movie exposure] is set to [Manual].6400.127). Setting [Movie exposure] to [Manual] enables you to manually set the ISO speed. Metering timer You can change how long the exposure setting is displayed (AE lock time).5mm dia.

the indicator will either not appear or the level (if displayed) will hardly go upward. The slower the card. movie shooting Indicator will stop automatically. the movie recording size and movie shooting remaining time (p.[2 Shooting 2] Menu The functions settable in this menu screen only apply when the Mode Dial is set to <k>. the faster the indicator will climb upward. If movie shooting is not possible due to insufficient remaining capacity of the card.126) will be displayed in red. Do not connect anything other than an external microphone to the camera’s external microphone IN terminal. If you use a card having a slow writing speed. 135 . These functions do not take effect in other shooting modes. If the indicator becomes full. Setting the still images’ recording quality low might improve this problem. If you use a tripod or if the Image Stabilizer is not necessary. Notes on Movie Shooting Recording and Image Quality If the attached lens has an Image Stabilizer. you should set the IS switch to <2>. If you take still photos during movie shooting. you can prevent (or reduce) these noises from being recorded. the Image Stabilizer will operate at all times even if you do not press the shutter button halfway. First. If the card has a fast writing speed. a five-level indicator might appear on the right of the screen during movie shooting. The camera’s built-in microphone will also pick up camera operation noise. It indicates how much data has not yet been written to the card (remaining capacity of the internal buffer memory). shoot a few test movies to see if the card can write fast enough. If you use a commercially-available external microphone. The Image Stabilizer will thereby consume battery power and may shorten the total movie shooting time or decrease the number of possible shots. the movie shooting might stop.

you will not be able to shoot again until the camera’s internal temperature decreases. the sound will be properly recorded. the TV will not output any sound during the shooting. that part might look momentarily still when you playback the movie. The image quality of movies is not affected.Notes on Movie Shooting Camera’s internal temperature increase and image degradation If the camera’s internal temperature becomes high.167) and shoot a movie in [1920x1080] or [1280x720]. turn off the camera. If you connect the camera to a TV set (p. the <E> icon may appear on the screen. If you take still photos while the <E> icon is displayed on the screen. the movie shooting will stop automatically. However.167. 169) and shoot a movie. 136 . the movie being shot will be displayed at a small size on the TV. However. If the <E> icon is displayed and you keep shooting movies until the camera’s internal temperature rises further. If this happens. When not shooting. Turn off the power and let the camera rest for a while. the image quality may be degraded. Playback and TV connection If the brightness changes during movie shooting. If you connect the camera to a TV set with an HDMI cable (p. the actual movie will be properly recorded at the movie recording size that was set.

150) Appending Dust Delete Data (p.143) Reverting the Camera to the Default Settings (p.142) Checking Camera Settings (p.144) Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically (p.139) Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness (p.153) 7 137 .146) Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color (p.147) Automatic Sensor Cleaning (p.151) Manual Sensor Cleaning (p.138) Setting the Auto Power-off Time (p.138) Setting the Image Review Time (p.139) File Numbering Methods (p.140) Auto Rotation of Vertical Images (p.Handy Features Silencing the Beeper (p.138) Card Reminder (p.146) Setting the Flash (p.

Under the [1] tab. then press <0>. Select the desired review time. Select [Disable]. then press <0>. select [Release shutter without card]. then press <0>. Under the [1] tab. select [Image review]. 3 Setting the Image Review Time You can set how long the image is displayed on the LCD monitor immediately after capture. select [Beep]. 3 Card Reminder This prevents shooting if there is no card in the camera. if you operate any camera controls such as pressing the shutter button halfway. 138 . Select [Disable]. Under the [1] tab. then press <0>. “Card” will be displayed in the viewfinder. If [Off] is set. the image will not be displayed immediately after image capture. and you cannot release the shutter. the image display will end. If there is no card installed and you press the shutter button. During the image review.Handy Features 3 Silencing the Beeper You can prevent the beeper from sounding when focus is achieved or during self-timer operation. If [Hold] is set. then press <0>. the image review will be displayed up until the [Auto power off] time. then press <0>.

3 Adjusting the LCD Monitor Brightness You can adjust the brightness of the LCD monitor to make it easier to read. With the adjustment screen displayed. then press <0>. If [Off] has been set. then press <0>. you can wake up the camera by pressing the shutter button halfway or any of the following buttons: <M> <B> <x> etc. Under the [6] tab. select [Auto power off]. When checking the exposure of an image. When the camera has turned off due to auto power off. either turn off the camera yourself or press the <B> button to turn off the shooting settings display to save battery power. 139 . To turn on the LCD monitor again. press the <B> button. the LCD monitor will turn off automatically. Select the desired power-off time. then press <0>.. set the LCD monitor brightness to 4 and prevent the ambient light from affecting the reviewed image.Handy Features 3 Setting the Auto Power-off Time To save battery power. then press <0>. If [Off] has been set and the camera is not used for 30 min. press the <U> key to adjust the brightness. the camera turns off automatically after the set time of idle operation elapses. Under the [5] tab. select [LCD brightness]. You can set this auto power-off time.

you should use a newly-formatted card each time. then press <0>. This is convenient when you want to save the images numbered anywhere between 0001 to 9999 from multiple cards into one folder in your computer.Handy Features 3 File Numbering Methods The file number is like the frame number on a roll of film. You can change how the file number is assigned. If you want to use continuous file numbering. The available settings are described below. the file numbering of the new images might continue from the file numbering of the existing images in the card. File numbering after replacing the card Card-1 Card-2 0051 0052 Next sequential file number 140 . Even after you replace the card. If the replacement card contains images recorded previously. then press <0>. select [File numbering]. the file numbering continues in sequence up to 9999. The captured images are assigned a sequential file number from 0001 to 9999 and saved in one folder. Under the [5] tab. Select one. [Continuous]: The file numbering continues in sequence even after the card is replaced.JPG. The file number will appear on a computer in this format: IMG_0001.

When you reset the file numbering manually. After the manual reset. 141 . This is convenient if you want to organize images according to cards.Handy Features [Auto reset]: Resets the file numbering to 0001 whenever the card is replaced. the file numbering restarts from 0001. If the file number in folder No. 999 reaches 9999. shooting will not be possible even if the card still has storage capacity. the file numbering returns to continuous or auto reset.CR2” for RAW images. The extension will be “. for example. This is convenient if you want to use different folders for the images taken yesterday and the ones taken today. The LCD monitor will display a message telling you to replace the card. you should use a newly-formatted card. If the replacement card contains images recorded previously. a new folder is created automatically and the file numbering of images saved to that folder starts from 0001.JPG” for JPEG images. Replace it with a new card. the file name will start with “IMG_”. Each time you replace the card. For both JPEG and RAW images. “. and “. To restart the file numbering from 0001. Movie file names will start with “MVI_”. MOV” for movies. File numbering after replacing the card Card-1 Card-2 0051 0001 File numbering is reset [Manual reset]: To reset the file numbering to 0001 manually or to start from file number 0001 in a new folder. the file numbering of the new images might continue from the file numbering of the existing images in the card.

Handy Features 3 Auto Rotation of Vertical Images Vertical images are rotated automatically so they are displayed vertically on the camera’s LCD monitor and computer instead of horizontally. : The vertical image is not automatically rotated at all. then press <0>. Also. 142 . I want to rotate an image captured when [OnD] had been set. if the vertical image is taken while the camera is pointed up or down. Set [OnPD]. FAQ The vertical image is not rotated during the image review immediately after it is captured. [OnPD] : The vertical image is automatically rotated during playback on both the camera’s LCD monitor and on the computer. [OnD] [Off] : The vertical image is automatically rotated only on the computer. see “Rotating the Image” on page 159. It will be rotated. The vertical image does not rotate on the computer screen. Use the software provided with the camera instead. In such a case. select [Auto rotate]. Press the <x> button and the image playback will display the rotated image. Select one. The available settings are described below. the image might not rotate for playback. then playback the image. The setting of this feature can be changed. On the camera’s LCD monitor. [OnPD] is set. The software used is not compatible with image rotation. then press <0>. but the image does not rotate during playback. Under the [5] tab. Auto rotate will not work with vertical images captured while [Auto rotate] was set to [Off].

press the <B> button to display the camera’s major function settings.65) Auto rotate display (p.Handy Features B Checking Camera Settings While the menu is displayed.96) WB correction (p. press the <B> button to display the settings.101)/ WB bracketing (p.29) Beeper (p.102) Live View shooting (p. While the menu is displayed. Press the shutter button halfway to return to the shooting settings display.142) LCD monitor auto off (p. Settings Display Card remaining capacity Color space (p. Press the <B> button again to return to the menu.107) Red-eye reduction (p.139) Sensor cleaning (p.138) Auto power off (p.146) Date/Time (p.150) 143 .

select [Clear all camera settings]. Under the [7] tab. select [Clear all Custom Func. then press <0>. 1 Select [Clear settings]. then press <0>. 3 Select [OK]. This works in the <d> and other Creative Zone modes.Handy Features 3 Reverting the Camera to the Default SettingsN This is for reverting all the camera’s shooting settings and Custom Functions to the default settings. 2 Select the the shooting settings to the To revert default. Select [OK]. (C. 144 . select [Clear settings]. then press <0>. To revert the Custom Functions to the default settings. desired setting.Fn)]. then press <0>. Setting [Clear all camera settings] will reset the camera to the default settings on the next page.

Brightness 10 images OnzD Unchanged Unchanged Unchanged Unchanged Live View Shooting Settings Live View shooting Enable Grid display Metering timer AF mode Off 16 sec. Live mode Movie Shooting Settings Movie-recording size 1920x1080 AF mode Live mode Disable AF during k kShutter/ AE lock button Remote control Movie exposure Grid display Metering timer Sound recording kHighlight tone priority AF/AE lock Disable Auto Off 16 sec.Handy Features Shooting Settings AF mode One-Shot AF AF point selection Automatic selection q (Evaluative Metering mode metering) ISO speed AUTO (Auto) Drive mode u (Single shooting) Exposure Canceled compensation/AEB Flash exposure compensation Custom Functions 0 (Zero) Unchanged Image-recording Settings Quality Picture Style Auto Lighting Optimizer Peripheral illumination correction Color space White balance WB correction WB-BKT File numbering Auto cleaning Dust Delete Data 73 Standard Standard Enable/ Correction data retained sRGB Q (Auto) Canceled Canceled Continuous Enable Erased Camera Settings Auto power off Beep Release shutter without card Image review Histogram Image jump w/6 Auto rotate LCD brightness Date/Time Language Video system Copyright information 30 sec. Enable Enable 2 sec. On Disable Eye-Fi transmission Disable My Menu settings Unchanged 145 .

Select the desired color. then press <0>. then press <0>. select [Screen color]. Under the [5] tab. 3 Changing the Shooting Settings Screen Color You can change the background color of the shooting settings screen. then press <0>. select [LCD auto off]. then press <0>. the selected color will be displayed for the shooting settings screen. Select [Screen color]. Select [Disable].Handy Features 3 Preventing the LCD Monitor from Turning off Automatically This prevents the display-off sensor from turning off the shooting settings display automatically when your eye nears the viewfinder eyepiece. Under the [5] tab. Select [LCD auto off]. When you exit the menu. 146 .

This is useful when you only want to use the flash’s AF-assist beam. If [Disable] is set. The flash functions will be displayed. The functions not dimmed can be selected and set.3 Setting the FlashN The built-in flash and external Speedlite settings can be set with the menu. then press <0>. Under the [1] tab. both the built-in flash and external Speedlite will not fire. The functions displayed under [External flash func. Select [Flash control]. The setting procedure is the same as setting a camera menu function. setting] menus can set the functions listed on the next page. [Built-in flash func. Select [Built-in flash func. setting] The [Built-in flash func. setting] and [External flash func. set this to [Enable]. The flash control screen will appear. [Flash firing] Normally. setting]. setting] will vary depending on the Speedlite model. setting] and [External flash func. The [External flash ***] menu options for external Speedlites are applicable only to an attached EX-series Speedlite compatible with the respective functions. setting] or [External flash func. select [Flash control]. 147 .

set this to [1st curtain] so that the flash fires immediately after the exposure starts. see the Speedlite’s instruction manual. Shutter sync. However. Normally. setting] k Page 148 148 – 88 149 – – * Regarding [FEB] (Flash exposure bracketing).]. setting] E-TTL II (Fixed) k k [External flash func. setting] Settable Functions Function Flash mode Shutter sync. FEB* Flash exposure compensation E-TTL II Zoom* Wireless setting* – – – k k k k [Built-in flash func. With 2nd curtain sync. you can select the flash mode to suit your flash shooting. refer to your Speedlite’s instruction manual. and [Wireless set. If [2nd curtain] is set. 148 . For details. you can also set [Hi-speed]. refer to the Speedlite’s instruction manual. setting] and [External flash func. and once immediately before the exposure ends. you can create a trail of light such as from car headlights at night. with shutter speeds faster than 1/30 sec. * For other flash modes. Flash mode With an external Speedlite. two flashes will be fired: Once when you press the shutter button completely. the flash will fire right before the exposure ends.. When this is combined with a slow sync speed. [E-TTL II] is the standard mode of EX-series Speedlites for automatic flash shooting.3 Setting the FlashN [Built-in flash func. [Zoom]. 1st curtain sync will automatically take effect. [Manual flash] enables you to set the flash output yourself. If an external Speedlite is attached. This is for advanced users.

3 Setting the FlashN

Flash exposure compensation See “y Flash Exposure Compensation” on page 88. E-TTL II For normal flash exposures, set it to [Evaluative]. If [Average] is set, the flash exposure will be averaged for the entire metered scene as with an external metering flash. Since flash exposure compensation may be necessary depending on the scene, this setting is for advanced users. Clear flash settings On the [External flash func. setting] screen, press the <B> button to display the screen to clear the flash settings. When you select [OK], the settings for the built-in flash and external Speedlite will be cleared.

Setting the External Speedlite Custom Functions

1

Display the Custom Function.
Select [External flash C.Fn setting], then press <0>.

the 2 SetPress Custom Function. press the <U> key, then
<0>. The procedure is the same as setting the camera’s Custom Functions (p.190). To clear all the Custom Function settings, select [Clear ext. flash C.Fn set.] in step 1.

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f Automatic Sensor Cleaning
Whenever you set the power switch to <1> or <2>, the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit operates to automatically shake off the dust on the front of the sensor. Normally, you need not pay attention to this operation. However, you can execute the sensor cleaning at anytime as well as disable it.

Cleaning the Sensor Now

1

Select [Sensor cleaning].
Under the [6] tab, select [Sensor cleaning], then press <0>.

2 Select [Clean nowf]. then press Select [Clean nowf],
<0>. Select [OK] on the dialog screen, then press <0>. The screen will indicate that the sensor is being cleaned. Although there will be a shutter sound, a picture is not taken.
For best results, do the sensor cleaning while the camera bottom is placed on a table or other flat surface. Even if you repeat the sensor cleaning, the result will not improve that much. Right after the sensor cleaning is finished, the [Clean nowf] option will remain disabled temporarily.

Disabling Automatic Sensor Cleaning
In step 2, select [Auto cleaningf] and set it to [Disable]. The sensor cleaning will no longer be executed when you set the power switch to <1> or <2>.

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3 Appending Dust Delete DataN
Normally, the Self Cleaning Sensor Unit will eliminate most of the dust that might be visible on captured images. However, in case visible dust still remains, you can append the Dust Delete Data to the image for erasing the dust spots later. The Dust Delete Data is used by Digital Photo Professional (provided software) to erase the dust spots automatically.

Preparation
Get a solid-white object (paper, etc.). Set the lens focal length to 50mm or longer. Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF> and set the focus to infinity (∞). If the lens has no distance scale, look at the front of the lens and turn the focusing ring clockwise all the way.

Obtain the Dust Delete Data

1

Select [Dust Delete Data].
Under the [y] tab, select [Dust Delete Data], then press <0>.

2 Select [OK]. and press <0>. After Select [OK]
the automatic self-cleaning of the sensor is performed, a message will appear. Although there will be a shutter sound, a picture is not taken.

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3 Appending Dust Delete DataN

solid-white object. 3 Photograph a of 20 cm - 30 cm (0.7 ft. At a distance
- 1.0 ft.), fill the viewfinder with a patternless, solid-white object and take a picture. The picture will be taken in the aperture-priority AE mode with an aperture of f/22. Since the image will not be saved, the data can still be obtained even if there is no card in the camera. When the picture is taken, the camera will start obtaining the Dust Delete Data. When the Dust Delete Data is obtained, a message will appear. Select [OK], and the menu will reappear. If the data was not obtained successfully, a message to that effect will appear. Follow the “Preparation” procedure on the preceding page, then select [OK]. Take the picture again.

About the Dust Delete Data
After the Dust Delete Data is obtained, it is appended to all the JPEG and RAW images captured thereafter. Before an important shoot, you should update the Dust Delete Data by obtaining it again. To erase dust spots automatically with the provided software, see the PDF Software Instruction Manual on the CD-ROM. The Dust Delete Data appended to the image is so small that it hardly affects the image file size.
Be sure to use a solid-white object such as a new sheet of white paper. If the paper has any pattern or design, it may be recognized as dust data and affect the accuracy of the dust deletion with the software.

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Dust which could not be removed by the automatic sensor cleaning can be removed manually with a blower, etc. The surface of the image sensor is extremely delicate. If the sensor needs to be cleaned directly, having it done by a Canon Service Center is recommended. Before cleaning the sensor, detach the lens from the camera.

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Select [Sensor cleaning].
Under the [6] tab, select [Sensor cleaning], then press <0>.

2 Select [Clean manually].then press Select [Clean manually],
<0>.

3 Select [OK]. then press <0>. Select [OK],
In a moment, the reflex mirror will lockup and the shutter will open.

4 End the cleaning. to <2>. Set the power switch
For the power source, using the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately) is recommended. If you use a battery, make sure it is fully recharged. If the battery grip with size-AA/LR6 batteries is attached, manual sensor cleaning will not be possible.

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A brush can scratch the sensor. Never use canned air or gas to clean the sensor. • Setting the power switch to <2>. The surface of the image sensor is extremely delicate.3 Manual Sensor CleaningN While cleaning the sensor. Clean the sensor with care. the shutter will close and the shutter curtains and image sensor might get damaged. If the power is cut off. Do not insert the blower tip inside the camera beyond the lens mount. Use a plain blower without any brush attached. • Opening the battery compartment cover. having the sensor cleaned by a Canon Service Center is recommended. 154 . never do any of the following. the shutter will close and the shutter curtains or reflex mirror might get damaged. If smear that cannot be removed with a blower remains. The blowing force can damage the sensor or the spray gas can freeze on the sensor. If the power is turned off. • Opening the card slot cover.

Image Playback This chapter explains features related to viewing photos and movies. 8 About images taken with another camera: The camera might not be able to properly display images captured with a different camera or edited with a computer or whose file name was changed. going into more detail than in Chapter 2 “Basic Shooting and Image Playback” which explained the playback procedure. 155 . Here you will find explanations about how to playback and erase photos and movies with the camera and viewing them on a TV set.

Press the <I> The 4-image index display will appear. Turn the <6> dial to see the next screen of index images. Press the <I> button again to switch to the 9-image index display. 2 Switch to the indexbutton. to move the blue Press the <S> key frame to select the image. 1 Playback the image. 156 . 3 Select the image. the last captured image will be displayed. 4 images and one image displayed. display. Press <0> and the selected image will be displayed as a single image.x Searching for Images Quickly H Display Multiple Images on One Screen (Index display) Search for images quickly with the index display showing four or nine images on one screen. When you press the <x> button. Pressing the <u> button will toggle the display from 9 images. The currently-selected image will be highlighted in a blue frame.

157 . press the <V> key. turn the <6> dial. you can turn the <6> dial to jump through the images. In the [4 Image jump w/6] menu. Turn the <6> dial to display the shooting date.x Searching for Images Quickly I Jump through Images (Jump display) With the single image display. On the single-image display. select [Date]. select the desired jump method from [1 image/10 images/100 images/ Date/Movies/Stills]. Jump method Image location To search images according to the shooting date. If the card contains both [Movies] and [Stills]. then press <0>. The jump display will proceed according to the selected jump method. 2 Browse the <x> button to playback Press the image. 1 Select the jump method. by jumping. the jump method and current image location are indicated. To change the jump method. select either one to display only movies or stills. On the bottom right.

5x to 10x on the LCD monitor. If you hold down the <u> button. press the <x> button and the single image display will return.u/y Magnified View You can magnify a shot image by 1. Press the <I> button to reduce the magnification. To exit the magnified display. You can turn the <6> dial to view another image while the magnification is maintained. 158 . Magnified view is not possible during the image review immediately after the image is taken. press the <u> button. During image playback. If you hold down the button. Magnified area position around image. 1 Magnify the image. The image will be magnified. the magnification will continue to reduce to the single image display. 2 Scroll the <S>the to scroll around the Use key magnified image. the image will continue to be magnified until it reaches the maximum magnification. A movie cannot be magnified.

3 Rotate the image. You can also select an image on the index display. 1 Select [Rotate].b Rotating the Image You can rotate the displayed image to the desired orientation. select [Rotate]. If the rotated image is not displayed in the rotated orientation during image playback. press the <M> button. then press <0>. 159 . the Each time you press image will rotate clockwise as follows: 90° → 270° → 0° To rotate another image. set the [5 Auto rotate] menu option to [OnzD]. If you have set [5 Auto rotate] to [OnzD] (p. <0>. Under the [3] tab. repeat steps 2 and 3. 2 Select the image.142) before taking vertical shots. key to select the Press the <U> image to be rotated. A movie cannot be rotated. you need not rotate the image as described above. To exit and return to the menu.

160 . A movie edited with a personal computer cannot be rewritten to the card and played back with the camera. Even if the camera is connected to a hard disk recorder with a USB cable. Then you can playback the captured movies and photos on the TV. If you have a High-Definition TV set and connect your camera with an HDMI cable.162-166) You can playback movies on the camera’s LCD monitor and even edit out the first and last scenes. you can watch Full HD (Full HighDefinition: 1920x1080) and HD (HighDefinition: 1280x720) movies with higher image quality. the camera cannot be connected with an HDMI cable. Playback on a TV set (p. Movies on a card can be played only by devices which can play MOV files. there are the following three ways to playback the movies you shot. You can also playback photos and movies recorded in the card as an automatic slide show. Playback on the Camera’s LCD Monitor (p.167. 169) Use the provided AV cable or an HDMI Cable HTC-100 (sold separately) to connect the camera to a TV set.k Enjoying Movies Basically. Since hard disk recorders do not have an HDMI IN terminal. movies and photos cannot be played nor saved.

Regarding the computer hardware requirements for ZoomBrowser EX/ ImageBrowser.k Enjoying Movies Playback and Editing with a Personal Computer (See the PDF file instruction manual for ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser) The movie files recorded in the card can be transferred to a personal computer and played or edited with ZoomBrowser EX/ImageBrowser (provided software). For details on commercially-available software. see the PDF file instruction manual. use a high-performance personal computer. For smooth movie playback. be sure it is compatible with MOV files. inquire the software maker. 161 . If you want to use commercially-available software to playback or edit the movies. You can also extract a single frame from a movie and save it as a still photo.

During movie playback. Speaker the movie. the perforation on the left edge of the image indicates that it is a movie. 162 . <0>. During the index display. 2 Select athe <U> key to select a Press movie. movie. For more details on the playback procedure. press On <0>. you can adjust the sound volume by turning the <6> dial. Press the <x> button to display the image. The movie playback panel will appear on the bottom. 3 Pressthe single-image display. see the next page.k Playing Movies 1 Playback the image. With the single-image display. 4 Playback[7] (Play). You can pause the movie playback by pressing <0>. Select The movie will start playing. then press <0>. press <0> to switch to the single-image display. the <1s> icon displayed on the upper left indicates that it is a movie. As movies cannot be played on the index display.

Each time you press <0>. Playback position Playback time You can adjust the built-in speaker’s (p.) 163 . During the single-image display. Adjust the slow motion speed by pressing the <U> key. Pressing <0> toggles between play and stop. the still photo will be displayed for approx. 2 Exit 7 Play 8 Slow motion 5 First frame 3 Previous frame 6 Next frame 4 Last frame X Edit mm’ ss” 9 Volume With a fully-charged Battery Pack LP-E8. If you hold down <0>.162) sound volume by turning the <6> dial.k Playing Movies Function Playback Description Returns to the single-image display. 30 min. 2 hr.173). If you took a still photo while you shot the movie. If you hold down <0>. press the <B> button to switch the shooting information display (p. Displays the movie’s last frame. it will fast forward the movie.167. 1 sec. 169) to playback a movie. adjust the sound volume with the TV set. a single previous frame is displayed. If you connect the camera to a TV set (p. it will rewind the movie. the movie will play frame-byframe. the continuous playback time at 23°C/73°F will be as follows: Approx. Each time you press <0>. (Turning the <6> dial will not adjust the sound volume.164). during the movie playback. Displays the movie’s first frame. Displays the editing screen (p. The slow-motion speed is indicated on the upper right.

X Editing the Movie’s First and Last Scenes You can edit out the first and last scenes of a movie in 1-sec. Then press <0>. press <0>. movie. To save it and overwrite the original movie file. the exact position where the movie is edited may differ slightly from the position you specified. go back to step 2. The portion highlighted in blue on the top of the screen is what will remain. The editing screen will be displayed. To save it as a new movie. increments (position indicated by [X]). To change the editing. 3 Check the edited movie. be edited out. Press the <U> key to see the previous or next frames. More movie editing functions are available with ZoomBrowser EX/ ImageBrowser (provided software). 2 Specify the part to(Cut beginning) or Select either [U] [V] (Cut end). [New file] will not be selectable. increments. then press <0>. To cancel the editing. select [New file]. Select The save screen will appear. select [2] and press <0>. select [X]. Since the editing is done in 1-sec. then press <0>. Holding it down will fast forward the frames. 4 Save the[W]. After deciding which part to edit out. 164 . 1 On the movie playback screen. select [Overwrite]. to Select [7] and press <0> playback the portion highlighted in blue. If the card does not have enough room.

Number of images to be played 2 Select the images to be played back. Only the movies in the card will be played back. then press <0>. 1 Select [Slide show]. Still photos and movies taken on the selected shooting date will be played back. If you selected [iDate]. then press <0>. Then press <0>. Only the still photos in the card will be played back. jAll images iDate kMovies zStills 165 . Press the <V> key to select one of the following: [jAll images/iDate/ kMovies/zStills].3 Slide Show (Auto Playback) You can playback the images in the card as an automatic slide show. Press the <V> key to select the date. then press <0>. press the <B> button while <zH> is highlighted. Item Playback Description All the still photos and movies in the card will be played back. The [Select date] screen will appear. select [Slide show]. Under the [3] tab. Press the <V> key to select the top menu item.

During pause. During auto playback. [G] will be displayed on the upper left of the image. then press the <M> button. To pause the slide show. press <0>. After [Loading image. 5 Quit the slide show. During movie playback. you can press the <U> key to view another image. Press then press <0>.3 Slide Show (Auto Playback) the time 3 SetPressplay<V>and repeat option.. see pages 167. 169. auto power off will not take effect. During the slide show. 4 Start thethe <V> key to select [Start]. the key to select [Set up]. To view the slide show on a TV set.. you can adjust the sound volume by turning the <6>. and return to To quit the slide show the setting screen. the slide show will start. 166 . then press <0>. press the <M> button. Press <0> again to resume the slide show. The display time may vary depending on the image. For still photos. set the [Display time] and [Repeat] options.] is displayed. [Display time] [Repeat] slide show. During pause. you can press the <B> button to change the still photo display format.

you can change the display format. By pressing the <B> button. see page 162. 1 Connect the HDMI cable to the camera.Viewing the Images on TV You can also view the still photos and movies on a TV set. Connect the TV’s HDMI IN port. part of the image displayed might be cut off. 167 . Viewing on HD (High-Definition) TV Sets The HDMI Cable HTC-100 (sold separately) is required. on the TV and switch the 3 Turn video input to select the TV’s connected port. 5 Press the <x>appear on the TV The image will screen. button. * Depending on the TV set. Connect the HDMI cable to the camera’s <D> terminal. insert it into the <D> terminal. HDMI cable to 2 Connect thethe HDMI cable tothe TV set.) The images will be displayed at the TV’s optimum resolution automatically. Before connecting or disconnecting the cable between the camera and television. (Nothing will be displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor. 4 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. With the plug’s <dHDMI MINI> logo facing the front of the camera. To playback movies. * Adjust the movie’s sound volume with the TV set. turn off the camera and television.

Under the [4] tab. use the provided AV cable to connect to the TV. select [Ctrl over HDMI]. Select [Enable]. the TV set’s input will automatically switch to the HDMI port connected to the camera. In such a case. For a slide show. then press the Enter button. then press <0>. The camera’s <q/C> terminal and <D> terminal cannot be used at the same time. For HDMI CEC TV sets When a TV set compatible with HDMI CEC* is connected to the camera with the HDMI cable. The menu will appear. press the remote control’s / button to select an option. The menu displayed will differ for still photos and movies.Viewing the Images on TV Do not connect any other device’s output to the camera’s <D> terminal. 2 Select the remote control to the TV set Point the and press the / button to select the image. you can use the TV set’s remote control for playback operations. Select [Return] and press the Enter button. then press the Enter button. When you press the camera’s <x> button. When the camera is connected to a TV set. 168 . Doing so may cause a malfunction. Some TVs might not be able to display the captured images. you can use the TV set’s remote control for playback operations. Press the / button to select an option. Then press the Enter button. then press <0>. image. 1 Select [Ctrl over HDMI]. * A function enabling you to control multiple HDMI devices with one remote control unit. The menu will disappear and you can use the / button to select an image.

169 . Certain TV sets. even those compatible with HDMI CEC. If the video system format does not match the TV’s. button. In such a case. see page 162. (Nothing will be displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor. (Red) (White) (Yellow) cable 2 Connect the AV cable toto the TV set. set the camera’s [4 Ctrl over HDMI] menu option to [Disable].Viewing the Images on TV Some TV sets require you to first enable the HDMI CEC connection. Connect the AV the TV’s video IN terminal and to the audio IN terminal. the images will not be displayed properly. Connect the AV cable to the camera’s <q/ C> terminal. TV and 3 Turn on the to selectswitch the TV’s port.) To playback movies. Set the proper video system format with the [6 Video system] menu option. 5 Press the <x>appear on the TV The image will screen. Images might not be displayed if you use a different cable. Do not use any AV cable other than the one provided. With the plug’s <Canon> logo facing the back of the camera. For details. Viewing on Non-HD (High-Definition) TV Sets 1 Connect the provided AV cable to the camera. may not operate properly. video input the connected 4 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. insert it into the <q/ C> terminal. see the TV set’s instruction manual. and use the camera to control the playback operation.

170 . repeat step 2. This is convenient when you want to erase unnecessary images all at once. To protect another image. the <K> icon will appear on the top of the screen. only the protected images will remain. If you format the card (p. select [Protect images].172). 2 Select the image andto select the Press the <U> key image to be protected. Once an image is protected. then press <0>.K Protecting Images Protecting an image prevents it from being erased accidentally. When an image is protected. To exit the image protection. To cancel the image protection.42). Image protect icon protect it. you must first cancel the protection. press the <M> button. The protect setting screen will appear. the protected images will also be erased. If you erase all the images (p. Under the [3] tab. then press <0>. To erase a protected image. The menu will reappear. The <K> icon will disappear. press <0> again. it cannot be erased by the camera’s erase function. 1 Select [Protect images].

it cannot be recovered. select [Erase images]. then image displayed will be erased.L Erasing Images You can either select and erase images one by one or erase them in one batch. Erasing a Single Image 1 Playback the image to be erased. Erasing a 1+73 image will erase both the RAW and JPEG images. Make sure you no longer need the image before erasing it. then press <0>. To prevent important images from being erased accidentally.170) will not be erased. 171 . The Select [Erase]. at the The erase dialog will appear bottom of the screen. 3 Erase the image. 1 Select [Erase images]. press <0>. 3 Checkmarking <X> Images to be Erased in a Batch By checkmarking the images to be erased. 2 Press the <L> button. Once an image is erased. Protected images (p. you can erase multiple images at one time. Under the [3] tab. protect them.

3 Erasing All Images in the Card You can also erase all the images in the card. 2 Select [Select and eraseimages]. 3 Select the images to be erased and Select the images press the <V> key. 4 Erase the images. To also erase protected images. To display the three-image display. format the card (p. 172 . Select [OK]. all the images in the card will be erased. When the [3 Erase images] menu is set to [All images on card]. press the <I> button.L Erasing Images images].42). The images will be displayed. Select [Select and erase then press <0>. To erase other images. The <X> icon will be displayed on the upper left. to be erased. The selected images will be erased. To return to the single-image display. repeat step 3. Press the <L> button. press the <u> button. then press <0>.

the 73 file size is displayed. The most detailed shooting information is shown below. * For movie files. the movie icon <k/ >. <G> will be displayed.File number Histogram (Brightness/RGB) Picture Style and settings ISO speed Highlight tone priority Color space Shooting date and time Image verification data appended * With 1+73 images. set the exposure compensation to a negative amount and shoot again. * For still photos taken during movie shooting display. To obtain more image detail in the overexposed areas. recording format <D>. any overexposed areas of the image will blink. you can switch the shooting information display. and frame rate <8/7/6/5/4> will be displayed.B Shooting Information Display When you press the <B> button during single-image playback. The shutter speed and aperture will not be displayed. 173 . recording size <A/B/C>. Exposure compensation amount Flash exposure compensation amount Aperture Shutter speed/ Recording time Metering mode Shooting mode/ Movie Image-recording quality/ Movie-recording size Playback number/ Total images recorded White balance White balance correction File size Protect Folder number . About the Highlight Alert When the shooting information is displayed.

Bright image And if there are too many pixels on the right. the shadow detail will be lost. the darker and less prominent the color. And if there are too many pixels on the right. The display can be switched with the [4 Histogram] menu. The horizontal axis indicates the color’s brightness level (darker on the left and brighter on the right). you can see the color’s saturation and gradation condition and white balance inclination. Sample Histograms [Brightness] Display This histogram is a graph showing the distribution of the image’s brightness level. The more pixels there are toward the left. The horizontal axis indicates the brightness level Dark image (darker on the left and brighter on the right). By checking the image’s RGB histogram. the highlight detail will be lost. the darker the image. you can see the exposure level inclination and the overall gradation. 174 .B Shooting Information Display About the Histogram The brightness histogram display shows the exposure level distribution and overall brightness. The RGB histogram display is for checking the color saturation and gradation. while the vertical axis indicates how many pixels exist for each color brightness level. If there are too many pixels on the left. green. And the more pixels there are toward the right. the brighter the image. By checking the image and its brightness histogram. and blue). [RGB] Display This histogram is a graph showing the distribution of each primary color’s brightness level in the image (RGB or red. the respective color information will be lacking. the brighter and denser the color. If there are too many pixels on the left. while the vertical axis indicates how many pixels exist for each brightness level. The gradation in-between will be reproduced. the color will be too saturated with no detail. And the more pixels there are toward the right. The more pixels Normal brightness there are toward the left.

Printing Images Printing (p. The camera is compatible with “wPictBridge” which is the standard for direct printing.176) You can connect the camera directly to a printer and print out the images in the card. quantity to print. 9 175 .185) DPOF (Digital Print Order Format) enables you to print images recorded in the card according to your printing instructions such as the image selection. You can print multiple images in one batch or give the print order to a photofinisher. Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) (p. etc.

Some printers may make a beeping sound. When connecting the cable plug to the camera’s <q/C> terminal. Use the interface cable provided with the camera. Connecting the Camera to a Printer 1 Set the camera’s power switch to <2>.Preparing to Print The direct printing procedure is done entirely with the camera while you look at the LCD monitor. see the printer’s instruction manual. up the printer. 176 . 3 Connecting the camera to a printer. refer to the printer’s instruction manual. the cable plug’s <D> icon must face the front side of the camera. To connect to the printer. 4 Turn on the printer. 5 Set the camera’s power switch to <1>. 2 SetFor details.

and the <w> icon will appear on the upper left to indicate that the camera is connected to a printer. The camera cannot be used with printers compatible only with CP Direct or Bubble Jet Direct. Do not use any interface cable other than the one provided. make sure it is fully charged. 177 . printing up to approx. using AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately) to power the camera is recommended. The error message will be displayed on the LCD monitor (p. If you use a battery pack to power the camera. 4 hours is possible. 2. select [Print].184). Before disconnecting the cable. Hold the plug (not the cord) to pull out the cable. With a fully-charged battery. If there is a long beeping sound in step 5. Press <0>. 6 Playback thex> button. do the following: 1. Press the <x> button to playback the image. For direct printing. To find out what’s wrong. Movies cannot be printed. first turn off the camera and printer. On the print setting screen.Preparing to Print wPictBridge image. it indicates a problem with the printer. 3. Press the < The image will appear.

setting screen will appear. Sets the date or file number imprinting to on or off. Sets the trimming (cropping) (p.then press Select [Paper settings]. Some settings might not be available. The paper settings screen will appear.180). see the printer’s instruction manual. Sets the paper size. The Print setting screen Sets the printing effects (p. 178 .183). and layout you have set are displayed. Starts the printing. and layout. Printer-connected icon 1 Select the image to be printed. <0>. 3 Select [Paper settings]. For details.wPrinting The screen display and setting options will differ depending on the printer. Press the <U> key to select the image to be printed. type. certain settings such as the date and file number imprinting and trimming might not be available. * Depending on the printer. The paper size. Returns to the screen in step 1. 0 2 Press <print>. Check that the <w> icon is displayed on the upper left of the LCD monitor. Sets the quantity to be printed. type.

16.. read the printer’s instruction manual to check what paper types can be used. The paper type screen will appear. USetting the Page Layout Select the page layout. The page layout will vary depending on the printer model or its settings. aperture. 4. 179 . shooting mode. ISO speed. then press <0>. then press <0>. The page layout screen will appear. YSetting the Paper Type Select the type of the paper loaded in the printer. lens name. etc. On A4 or Letter size paper.wPrinting QSetting the Paper Size Select the size of the paper loaded in the printer. The shooting information* will be imprinted on the border on 9x13cm and larger prints. exposure compensation amount. * From the Exif data. Option to print 2. The print will have no borders. the camera name. 9. When using a Canon printer and Canon paper. or 20 images on one sheet. shutter speed. 8. then press <0>. white balance. If your printer cannot print borderless prints.185) will be printed. Bordered Borderless Borderedc xx-up 20-upc 35-upp Default The print will have white borders along the edges. 20 or 35 thumbnails of the images ordered through DPOF (p. the print will have borders. will be imprinted. The print setting screen will reappear. • [20-upc] will have the shooting information* imprinted.

Prints in black-and-white with cool. Select the option on the upper right (circled in the screenshot). The image noise is reduced before printing. The image will be printed with higher saturation to produce more vivid blues and greens. zNatural M EDefault The printing characteristics are the same as the “Natural” setting. For details. 180 . Printing Effect EOn EOff EVIVID ENR 0 B/W 0 Cool tone Description The image will be printed according to the printer’s standard colors. Select the desired printing effect. this setting enables finer printing adjustments than with “Natural. go to step 5. No automatic correction will be applied. Prints in black-and-white with true blacks. If the <e> icon is displayed next to <z>. This also applies to [Brightness] and [Adjust levels] on page 182. you can also adjust the printing effect (p. see the printer’s instruction manual. The image’s Exif data is used to make automatic corrections. then press <0>.wPrinting the 4 SetSet asprinting effects. * When you change the printing effects. then press <0>. it is reflected in the image displayed on the upper left. However. yellowish blacks. Note that the printed image might look slightly different from the displayed image which is only an approximation.” The printing will differ depending on the printer.182).need not set necessary. No zNatural automatic color adjustments are applied. What is displayed on the screen differs depending on the printer. 0 Warm tone Prints in black-and-white with warm. Prints the image in the actual colors and contrast. bluish blacks. If you any printing effects.

the 6 SetSet asnumber of copies. With Easy printing. the number of copies will always be 1. then press <0>. Select <R>. then press <0>. With Easy printing.wPrinting 5 Set the date and file number imprinting. it may take longer to print the image. press <0> while [Stop] is displayed. The [Default] setting for printing effects and other options are the printer’s own default settings as set by the printer’s manufacturer. Set as desired. any trimming (p. it may take some time for the printing to start after you select [Print]. 181 . Select [Print]. 7 Start printing.183) has been applied. then press <0>. necessary. you can print another image using the same settings. (You cannot set the number of copies. then press <0>.) Also. Set as necessary. If you execute [Clear all camera settings] (p. Depending on the image’s file size and image-recording quality. If image tilt correction (p. all the settings will revert to the default. Select <I>. Set the number of copies. then select [OK]. Just select the image and press the <l> button. See the printer’s instruction manual to find out what the [Default] settings are. then press <0>.183) will not be applied.144). To stop the printing.

the face will be brightened for printing. [Color tone]. kBrightener Effective in backlit conditions which can make the subject’s face look dark. B is for blue. Press the <U> key to freely adjust the shadow level (0 . press the <B> button. To adjust the [Color balance]. all the printing effect settings will be reverted to the default.255). A is amber. and G is green.] effects will not show on the screen.127) or highlight level (128 . When the <e> icon is displayed next to <z>. With the Adjust levels screen displayed. When you select [Detail set. Effective in flash images where the subject has red eye. [Saturation]. you can adjust the [Contrast].wPrinting e Adjustment of Printing Effects In step 4 on page 180. Brightness The image brightness can be adjusted. If you select [Clear all]. You can then adjust the printing effect. 182 . Adjust levels When you select [Manual]. The [kBrightener] and [Red-eye corr. use the <S> keys. press the <B> button to change the position of the <h>. When [On] is set. The color in the respective direction will be corrected. What can be adjusted or what is displayed will depend on the selection made in step 4. the red eye will be corrected for printing. M is magenta. select the printing effect. When [On] is set. you can change the histogram’s distribution and adjust the image’s brightness and contrast.]. and [Color balance]. Red-eye corr.

the larger the image magnification will be for printing. 2 Set the trimming frame size. select [Trimming]. the <O> icon on the screen will turn blue. Moving the trimming frame Press the <S> key to move the frame over the image vertically or horizontally. you can adjust the image tilt angle up to ±10 degrees in 0. 1 On the print setting screen. the size of the trimming frame will change. 3 Press <0> to exit the trimming. you may have to set the trimming again.wPrinting Trimming the Image Tilt correction You can crop the image and print only the trimmed portion as if the image was recomposed. 183 . Move the trimming frame until it covers the desired image area. position. Changing the trimming frame size When you press the <u> or <I> button. The image area within the trimming frame will be printed. The trimming frame’s aspect ratio can be changed with [Paper settings].5-degree increments. The smaller the trimming frame. Do the trimming right before printing. and aspect ratio. Rotating the frame Each time you press the <B> button. If you set the trimming and then set the print settings. This enables you to create a vertical-oriented print from a horizontal image. When you adjust the image tilt. Image tilt correction By turning the <6> dial. the trimming frame will toggle between the vertical and horizontal orientations. The print setting screen will reappear. You can check the trimmed image area on the upper left of the print setting screen.

wPrinting Depending on the printer. etc. an error message will appear on the camera’s LCD monitor. File Error The selected image cannot be printed via PictBridge. After fixing the problem. If you look at the image on a TV screen. 184 . look at the camera’s LCD monitor. the trimming frame might not be displayed accurately. operate the buttons on the printer to resume printing. the trimmed image area might not be printed as you specified. Hardware Error Check for any printer problems other than paper and ink problems. Ink Error Check the printer’s ink level. While trimming the image. For details on resuming the printing. the grainier the picture will look on the print. and check the waste ink tank. no paper. Press <0> to stop printing.) and select [Continue] to resume printing but it does not resume. Error Messages If a problem occurs during printing. The smaller you make the trimming frame. Paper Error Check whether the paper is properly loaded in the printer. Images taken with a different camera or images edited with a computer might not be printable. resume printing. Handling Printer Errors If you resolve a printer error (no ink. For details on how to fix a printing problem. refer to the printer’s instruction manual. see the printer’s instruction manual.

The print settings will be applied to all print-ordered images. 2 Select [Set up]. Under the [3] tab. 3 SetSet the [Print type]. then press <0>. and file No. (They cannot be set individually for each image. select [Print order]. [Print type] [Date] [File No. then press <0>.].] 185 . then press <0>.W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) You can set the print type. [Date]. and [File No. then press <0>. Select [Set up]. imprinting. the option as desired.) Setting the Printing Options 1 Select [Print order]. Select the desired setting. Select the option to be set. date imprinting.

you must use the card whose print order specifications have been set. both the [Date] and [File No. depending on the image type. Certain DPOF-compatible printers and photofinishers might not be able to print the images as you specified.] cannot be set to [On] at the same time. When printing with DPOF. might not be imprinted depending on the print type setting and printer model. Next. If this happens with your printer. on the print. The print order may not work or may be overwritten. select [Sel. Also. Prints both the standard and index prints. Press the <7> button.W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Print type K L K L Standard Prints one image on one sheet. 4 Exit the setting. refer to the printer’s instruction manual. RAW images and movies cannot be print ordered. 186 .Image] or [All image] to order the images to be printed. the print order may not be possible. Do not insert into the camera a card whose print order was set by a different camera and then try to specify a print order. Or check with your photofinisher about compatibility when ordering prints. Date File number On Off On Off [On] imprints the recorded date on the print. Index Both Multiple thumbnail images are printed on one sheet. With [Index] prints.] are set to [On]. The print order screen will reappear. Even if [Date] and [File No. [On] imprints the file No. It will not work if you just extract images from the card and try to print them. the date or file No.

one copy of all the images in the card will be set for printing. If you select [Clear all on card]. all the images might not be printed. Quantity Total images selected Check mark Index icon All image If you select [Mark all on card]. To display the three-image display. RAW images and movies will not be included in the print order. If you specify more than this.W Digital Print Order Format (DPOF) Print Ordering Sel. print no more than 400 images for one print order. press the <M> button to save the print order to the card. To return to the single-image display. [Index] Press the <V> key to checkmark the box <X> and the image will be included in the index print. press the <I> button. Even if you select “All image”. 187 . After completing the print order.Image Select and order images one by one. the print order will be cleared for all the images in the card. press the <u> button. When using a PictBridge printer. [Standard] [Both] Press the <V> key to set the number of copies to be printed for the displayed image.

you can easily print images with DPOF. Note that printing will not resume if you stop the printing and any of the following occurs: • Before resuming the printing. • When you paused the printing.180) if necessary. 2 Under the [3] tab. select [Print order]. you changed the print order or deleted print-ordered images. If a problem occurs during printing. If [Bordered] is set. Before printing. certain printers might imprint the date on the border. 1 Prepare to print. [Manual] cannot be selected. 5 Select [OK]. you changed the paper setting before resuming the printing. [Print] will be displayed only if the camera is connected to the printer and printing is possible. see page 184. the card’s remaining capacity was low. 3 Select [Print].W Direct Printing with DPOF With a PictBridge printer. the date might look light if it is imprinted on a bright background or on the border. Certain printers cannot imprint the file No.178) Set the printing effects (p. See page 176. Follow the “Connecting the Camera to a Printer” procedure up to step 5. If you stopped the printing and want to resume printing the remaining images. 4 Set the [Paper settings]. be sure to set the paper size. select [Resume]. (p. • When you set the index. Depending on the printer. 188 . Under [Adjust levels].

Custom Functions can be set and used only in Creative Zone modes. You can do it with Custom Functions. Zo ne 10 Cre at iv e 189 .Customizing the Camera You can customize various camera features to suit your picture-taking preferences.

setting. select [Clear all Custom Func.144). Under the [7] tab. Press the <U> the Custom Function No. the setting 3 Change the <V> keyas desired. select [Custom Functions (C. At the bottom of the screen. then press <0>. Function 2 Select the Customkey to select No.. Custom Function No. 4 Exit the the <M> button.Fn)] to clear all the Custom Function settings (p.Fn)]. Repeat steps 2 and 3 if you want to set other Custom Functions. (C. the current Custom Function settings are indicated below the respective function numbers. then press <0>.3 Setting Custom FunctionsN 1 Select [Custom Functions (C. 190 .Fn)]. Clearing All Custom Functions On the [7 Clear settings] menu. Press to select the setting (number). then press <0>. Press The screen for step 1 will reappear.

Fn II: Image 4 5 6 Long exposure noise reduction High ISO speed noise reduction Highlight tone priority p.192 A LV shooting k k k * The C.194 k k k C.Fn I -1 setting will also be applied to movie shooting.Fn IV: Operation/Others 9 10 11 12 Shutter/AE lock button Assign SET button LCD display when power ON Add image verification data p. (Settings are disabled.194 p.197 k k k The shaded Custom Functions do not work during Live View (LV) shooting.3 Setting Custom FunctionsN Custom Functions C.Fn I: Exposure 1 2 3 Exposure level increments ISO expansion Flash sync.193 p. C.196 p.195 k C.195 p. speed in Av mode p.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive 7 8 AF-assist beam firing Mirror lockup p.) 191 .

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Custom Functions are organized into four groups based on the function type: C.Fn I: Exposure, C.Fn II: Image, C.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive, C.Fn IV: Operation/Others.

C.Fn I: Exposure
C.Fn-1 Exposure level increments

0: 1/3-stop 1: 1/2-stop Sets 1/2-stop increments for the shutter speed, aperture, exposure compensation, AEB, flash exposure compensation, etc. Effective when you prefer to control the exposure in less fine increments than 1/3-stop increments.
The exposure level will be displayed in the viewfinder and on the LCD monitor as shown below.

C.Fn-2

ISO expansion

0: Off 1: On For the ISO speed, “H” (equivalent to ISO 12800) will be selectable.

C.Fn-3

Flash sync. speed in Av (Aperture-priority AE) mode

0: Auto The flash sync speed is set automatically within a range of 1/200 sec. to 30 sec. to suit the scene’s brightness. 1: 1/200-1/60 sec. auto When flash is used with aperture-priority AE (f), this prevents a slow flash-sync speed from being set automatically in low-light conditions. It is effective for preventing subject blur and camera shake. However, while the subject will be properly exposed with the flash, the background will come out dark. 2: 1/200 sec. (fixed) The flash-sync speed is fixed to 1/200 sec. This more effectively prevents subject blur and camera shake than with setting 1. However, the background may come out darker than with setting 1.

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When 1 or 2 is set, high-speed sync cannot be used with an external Speedlite.

C.Fn II: Image
C.Fn-4 Long exposure noise reduction

0: Off 1: Auto For 1 sec. or longer exposures, noise reduction is performed automatically if noise typical of long exposures is detected. This [Auto] setting is effective in most cases. 2: On Noise reduction is performed for all exposures of 1 sec. or longer. The [On] setting may be effective for noise that cannot be detected or reduced with the [Auto] setting.
With setting 1 and 2, after the picture is taken, the noise reduction process may take the same amount of time as the exposure. You cannot take another picture until the noise reduction process is completed. At ISO 1600 and higher, noise might be more pronounced with setting 2 than with setting 0 or 1. With setting 2, if a long exposure is shot during Live View display, “BUSY” will be displayed during the noise reduction process. The Live View display will not appear until the noise reduction is completed. (You cannot take another picture.)

C.Fn-5

High ISO speed noise reduction

Reduces the noise generated in the image. Although noise reduction is applied at all ISO speeds, it is particularly effective at high ISO speeds. At low ISO speeds, the noise in the shadow areas is further reduced. Change the setting to suit the noise level. 0: Standard 1: Low 2: Strong 3: Disable
With setting 2, the maximum burst for continuous shooting will greatly decrease.

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C.Fn-6

Highlight tone priority

0: Disable 1: Enable Improves the highlight detail. The dynamic range is expanded from the standard 18% gray to bright highlights. The gradation between the grays and highlights becomes smoother.
With setting 1, the [Disable] setting automatically takes effect for the Auto Lighting Optimizer (p.103) and it cannot be changed. With setting 1, noise may become slightly more pronounced than usual. With setting 1, the settable ISO speed range will be 200 - 6400. Also, the <A> icon will be displayed on the LCD monitor and in the viewfinder when highlight tone priority is enabled.

C.Fn III: Autofocus/Drive
C.Fn-7 AF-assist beam firing

The AF-assist beam can be emitted by the camera’s built-in flash or by an external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite. 0: Enable 1: Disable The AF-assist beam is not emitted. 2: Enable external flash only If an external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite is attached, it will emit the AFassist beam when necessary. The camera’s built-in flash will not fire the AF-assist beam. 3: IR AF assist beam only Among EOS-dedicated Speedlites, only those which have an infrared AF-assist beam will be able to emit the beam. This prevents any Speedlite which uses a series of small flashes (like the built-in flash) from firing the AF-assist beam.
If the external, EOS-dedicated Speedlite’s [AF-assist beam firing] Custom Function is set to [Disabled], the Speedlite will not emit the AF-assist beam even if the camera’s C.Fn-7-0/2/3 is set.

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C.Fn-8

Mirror lockup

0: Disable 1: Enable Prevents camera vibrations caused by the reflex mirror action which can disturb shooting with super telephoto lenses or close-up (macro) shooting. See page 106 for the mirror lockup procedure.

C.Fn IV: Operation/Others
C.Fn-9 Shutter/AE lock button

0: AF/AE lock 1: AE lock/AF Convenient when you want to focus and meter separately. Press the <A> button to autofocus, and press the shutter button halfway to apply AE lock. 2: AF/AF lock, no AE lock In the AI Servo AF mode, you can press the <A> button to stop the AF operation momentarily. This prevents the AF from being thrown off by any obstacle passing between the camera and subject. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. 3: AE/AF, no AE lock This is useful for subjects which keep moving and stopping repeatedly. In the AI Servo AF mode, you can press the <A> button to start or stop the AI Servo AF operation. The exposure is set at the moment the picture is taken. Thus, the optimum focusing and exposure will always be achieved as you wait for the decisive moment.
When 1 or 3 is set, pressing the Remote Switch (p.205) halfway will not work.

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C.Fn-10

Assign SET button

You can assign a frequently-used function to <0>. Press <0> when the camera is shooting-ready. 0: Normal (disabled) 1: Image quality Press <0> to display the image-recording quality setting screen on the LCD monitor. Press the <S> key to select the image-recording quality, then press <0>. 2: Flash exposure compensation When you press <0>, the flash exposure compensation setting screen will appear. 3: LCD monitor On/Off Assigns the same function as the <B> button. 4: Menu display Assigns the same function as the <M> button. 5: ISO speed Assigns the same function as the <Z> button.

C.Fn-11

LCD display when power ON

0: Display on When the power switch is turned on, the shooting settings will be displayed (p.44). 1: Previous display status If you pressed the <B> button and turned off the camera while the LCD monitor was off, the shooting settings will not be displayed when you turn on the camera again. This helps to save battery power. The menu screens and image playback will still be displayed when used. If you pressed the <B> button and turned off the camera while the LCD monitor was on, the shooting settings will be displayed when you turn on the camera again.

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To verify whether the image is original. The images are not compatible with the image encryption/decryption features of Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3.3 Custom Function SettingsN C. When the shooting information of an image appended with the verification data is displayed (p.Fn-12 Add image verification data 0: Disable 1: Enable Data for verifying whether the image is original or not is appended to the image automatically. 197 .173). the <L> icon will appear. the Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3 (sold separately) is required.

press the <V> key to change the order. 3 Registerthe item to be registered. With [z] displayed. 1 Select [My Menu settings]. press the <M> button. select [My Menu settings]. and [Delete all items] deletes all items. then Select [Register to My press <0>. Then press <0>. 198 . the desired items. Display from My Menu When [Enable] is set. then Select press <0>.3 Registering My MenuN Under the My Menu tab. then press <0>. About My Menu settings Sort You can change the order of the registered items in My Menu. 2 Select [Register to My Menu]. you can register up to six menu options and Custom Functions whose settings you change frequently. Select [Sort] and select the item whose order you want to change. Delete item/items and Delete all items You can delete any of the registered items. On the confirmation dialog. then press <0>. Under the [9] tab. select [OK] and press <0> to register the item. [Delete item/items] deletes one item at a time. the [9] tab will be displayed first when you display the menu screen. You can register up to six items in My Menu. To return to the screen in step 2. Menu].

it will be appended to the image as Exif information. then press <0>. 1 Select [Copyright information].3 Setting Copyright InformationN When you set the copyright information.“Text Entry Procedure” on Refer to the next page and enter the copyright information. then press <0>. 2 Select the desiredkey to select either Press the <V> [Enter author’s name] or [Enter copyright details]. Under the [7] tab. option. setting. select [Copyright information]. press the After <M> button to exit. Select [Delete copyright information] to delete the copyright information currently set. 4 Exit theentering the text.] to check the copyright information currently set. 199 . The text entry screen will appear. Enter up to 63 alphanumeric characters and symbols. 3 Enter text. Select [Display copyright info.

press the <S> key to select a character. press the <B> button to return to the screen in step 2. Exiting After completing the text entry.3 Setting Copyright InformationN Text Entry Procedure Changing the entry area Press the <Q> button to toggle between the top and bottom entry areas. Entering text In the bottom area. You can also enter the copyright information with EOS Utility (provided software). Deleting a character Press the <L> button to delete a character. press the <M> button to return to the screen in step 2. then press <0> to enter it. Moving the cursor Press the <U> key to move the cursor. Canceling the text entry To cancel the text entry. 200 .

11 201 . The back of this chapter also has an index to make it easier to look up needed information. etc.Reference This chapter provides reference information for camera features. system accessories.

48). etc. focus an object at the same distance as the subject and lock the focus before recomposing (p. computer keyboards.) Repetitive patterns (Example: Skyscraper windows. If an Extender (sold separately) is attached and the maximum aperture of the lens is f/5. see the Extender’s instruction manual. 202 . For situations where AF can fail to achieve focus with Live mode/u Live mode AF.) Near and far subjects covered by an AF point (Example: Animal in a cage. etc.) In such cases. do one of the following: (1) With One-Shot AF. solid-color walls. For details. etc.) Subjects in very low light Extremely backlit or reflective subjects (Example: Car with a highly reflective body. etc.When Autofocus Fails Autofocus can fail to achieve focus (the focus confirmation light <o> blinks) with certain subjects such as the following: Subjects difficult to focus Very low-contrast subjects (Example: Blue sky. AF will not be possible (except Live mode/u Live mode AF). see page 117. (2) Set the lens focus mode switch to <MF> and focus manually.6 or smaller (larger f/number).

the DC Open the cover and insert Coupler until it locks in place. Close the cover. 3 Insert the DC Coupler.Using a Household Power Outlet With the AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 (sold separately). 2 Connect the DC Coupler. 4 Push in the DC cord hole cover and Open install the cord as shown. you can connect the camera to a household power outlet and not worry about the battery level. 203 . unplug the power plug from the power outlet. the DC cord. Do not connect or disconnect the power cord while the camera’s power switch is set to <1>.the DC Connect the cord’s plug to Coupler. After using the camera. Connect the power cord as shown in the illustration. 1 Connect the power cord.

delay. Camera misoperation may occur near certain types of fluorescent lights. When focus is achieved. You can either shoot immediately or use a 2-sec.Remote Control Shooting Remote Controller RC-6 (Sold separately) This remote controller enables you to take pictures wirelessly up to about 5 meters/16. The remote controller RC-1/RC-5 (sold separately) can also be used. Remote control sensor Set the self-timer to <Q> (p. The camera will autofocus. During wireless remote control.71). 204 .4 feet from the camera. Point the remote controller toward the camera’s remote control sensor and press the transmit button. try to keep the camera away from fluorescent light sources. the self-timer lamp will light and the picture will be taken.

205 . use the eyepiece cover (p. eyepiece cover. To prevent this. attaching the eyepiece cover is unnecessary.23) attached to the camera strap. 1 Remove the eyecup. Using the Eyepiece Cover If you take a picture without looking at the viewfinder. It connects to the camera’s remote control terminal. During Live View shooting and movie shooting. light entering the eyepiece can throw off the exposure.Remote Control Shooting Remote Switch RS-60E3 (Sold separately) This remote switch has a 60 cm/2. 2 Attach the eyepiece cover down into Slide the the eyepiece groove to attach it. Push the bottom of the eyecup upward.0 feet cord and enables you to press the shutter button halfway or completely.

If the flash metering mode is set to TTL autoflash with the Speedlite’s Custom Function.) If flash exposure compensation is set with the external Speedlite. it is like a high-output flash attached externally in place of the built-in flash.] to be set. see the EX-series Speedlite’s instruction manual.] can be set for [External flash func. For detailed instructions. the flash will fire at full output only. comp] and [E-TTL II meter.External Speedlites EOS-dedicated. only [Flash exp. When an EX-series Speedlite (sold separately) is attached to the camera. almost all the autoflash control is done by the camera.147). In other words. the flash exposure compensation icon displayed on the camera’s LCD monitor will change from y to . This camera is a Type-A camera that can use all the features of EX-series Speedlites. 206 . (Certain EX-series Speedlites also enable [Shutter sync. setting]. Shoe-mount Speedlites Macro Lites With an EX-series Speedlite not compatible with flash function settings (p. EX-series Speedlites Basically operates like a built-in flash for easy operation.

It might not fire. Cautions for Live View shooting A non-Canon flash will not fire during Live View shooting. When using a Speedlite which has manual flash mode. Be sure to test the flash unit beforehand to make sure it synchronizes properly with the camera. shoot in the manual flash mode. Set the camera’s shooting mode to <a> (manual exposure) or <f> (aperture-priority AE) and adjust the aperture setting before shooting. non-Canon flash units at 1/200 sec.External Speedlites Canon Speedlites other than the EX-series With an EZ/E/EG/ML/TL-series Speedlite set in TTL or A-TTL autoflash mode. If the camera is used with a flash unit or flash accessory dedicated to another camera brand. Do not attach a high-voltage flash unit on the camera’s hot shoe. the flash can be fired at full output only. or slower. 207 . the camera may not operate properly and malfunction may result. Using Non-Canon Flash Units Sync Speed The camera can synchronize with compact.

The image transfer is a function of the Eye-Fi card.Using Eye-Fi Cards With a commercially-available Eye-Fi card already set up. automatic transmission will not occur even with the Eye-Fi card loaded (Transmission status icon I). To set up.] to Press <0>. set [Enable].]. (p. refer to the EyeFi card’s instruction manual or inquire the card’s manufacturer. 208 . This menu is displayed only when an Eye-Fi card has been loaded in the camera. you can automatically transfer captured images to a personal computer or upload them to an online service via a wireless LAN.31) 2 Select [Eye-Fi settings]. then press <0>. This product is not guaranteed to support Eye-Fi card functions (including wireless transfer). 1 Insert an Eye-Fi card. please check with the card manufacturer. use of the card is not permitted. If it is unclear whether the card has been approved for use in the area. use the card and to troubleshoot any image transfer problems. [Eye-Fi Under the [5] tab. 4 Display the connection information. then press <0>. then press <0>. transmission. 3 Enable the Eye-Fi[Eye-Fi trans. Select [Connection info. please check with the card manufacturer. In case of an issue with an Eye-Fi card. Also note that an approval is required to use Eye-Fi cards in many countries or regions. select settings]. Without approval. If you set [Disable].

H (Blinking) Connecting : Connecting with access point. Because of the transmission function. remove the Eye-Fi card from the camera. H (Displayed) Connected : Connection to access point established.] is set to [Disable]. Even if [Eye-Fi trans. Transmission status icon H (Gray) Not connected : No connection with access point. For transferred images. the Eye-Fi card may become hot. The picture is transferred and the <H> icon switches from gray (Not connected) to the icons below. and other places where wireless transmissions are prohibited. an error occured whil eretrieving the card information. H ( ) Transferring : Image transmission to access point in progress. Press the <M> button three times to exit the menu. Check that an access point is displayed for [Access point SSID:]. check the Eye-Fi card and personal computer settings. 6 Take the picture.58). see the card’s instruction manual. is displayed in the detailed information display (p. airports. the image transfer may take longer or might be interrupted. You can also check the Eye-Fi card’s MAC address and firmware version. If the image transfer does not work.Using Eye-Fi Cards 5 Check the [Access point SSID:]. auto power off will not take effect. The battery power will be consumed faster. During the image transfer. 209 . it may still transmit a signal. Turn the camera off and on again. In hospitals. Cautions for Using Eye-Fi Cards If “J” is displayed. Depending on the wireless LAN’s connection conditions. For details.

Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes o: Set automatically k: User selectable Basic Zone Mode Dial JPEG RAW RAW + 73 ISO speed AF Auto Manual Standard Portrait Picture Style Landscape Neutral Faithful Monochrome User Defined Auto WB White balance Preset WB Custom WB WB correction WB bracketing o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o : Not selectable Movie shooting Creative Zone 1 7 2 3 4 5 6 C d sf a 8 k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o k Auto Lighting Optimizer o Peripheral illumination correction Long exposure noise reduction 210 Quality Stills k k*1 k k k k k k k k k k k k o o k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o k k k k One-Shot AI Servo AI Focus Auto AF o point selection Manual AF-assist beam o o k k k .

Function Availability Table according to Shooting Modes Basic Zone Mode Dial Evaluative Metering mode Exposure Drive Built-in flash Color space Partial Spot Center-weighted average Creative Zone Movie shooting 1 7 2 3 4 5 6 C d sf a 8 o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k*2 k 3 k* k k k k k k k k Program shift Exposure compensation k k k k k k k k k k*4 AEB AE lock Depth-of-field preview Single Continuous Self-timer/ Remote control k k k k k k k k k k k o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k* 4 Stills k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k o o o k k k k k k o k o k o k k k k k k k k k k k k*3 k k k k o o o o o o o o k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k k* 5 Self-timer:2 sec Self-timer:Continuous k Auto Manual Flash off o k o k k k k k k o o Red-eye reduction k FE lock Flash exposure compensation sRGB Adobe RGB Live View shooting *1: For manual exposure only. *3: Refers to “(3) Adjusting the picture brightness” function on page 56. *2: Refers to “(2) Blurring/sharpening the background” function on page 56. 211 . *4: For autoexposure only. *5: On the movie shooting mode menu. [Remote control] can be set.

Fn setting / Clear external flash C. / Hold Enable / Disable Disable / Enable Flash firing / Built-in flash function setting / External flash function setting / External flash C. [y] Shooting 3. / 8 sec. 212 . Shaded menu options are not displayed in Basic Zone modes. 3 89 103 86 99 101 102 96 75 91 94 The [2] Shooting 2.Fn setting Page 72 138 138 138 104 65 147 2 Shooting 2 (Red) Exposure compensation/AEB Auto Lighting Optimizer Metering mode Custom White Balance WB Shift/BKT Color space Picture Style 1/3-stop increments. ±5 stops (AEB: ±2 stops) Disable / Low / Standard / Strong q/w/r/e Manual setting of white balance WB correction: White balance correction WB-BKT: White balance bracketing sRGB / Adobe RGB PStandard / QPortrait / RLandscape / SNeutral / UFaithful / VMonochrome / WUser Def. and [9] My Menu screens (tabs) are not displayed in Basic Zone modes. / 4 sec. 2.Menu Settings 1 Shooting 1 (Red) Quality Beep Release shutter without card Image review Peripheral illumination correction Red-eye reduction Flash control 73 / 83 / 74 / 84 / 76 / 86 / 1+73 / 1 Enable / Disable Enable / Disable Off / 2 sec. [7] Set-up 3. 1.

/ 8 min. 800 / Max. 400 / Max. / 4 min. 6400 Page 151 63 3 Playback 1 (Blue) Protect images Rotate Erase images Print order Slide show Erase-protect images Rotate vertical images Erase images Specify images to be printed (DPOF) Select the images and set the Display time and Repeat settings for automatic playback 170 159 171 185 165 4 Playback 2 (Blue) Histogram Image jump w/6 Ctrl over HDMI Brightness / RGB 1 image / 10 images / 100 images / Date / Movies / Stills Disable / Enable 174 157 168 5 Set-up 1 (Yellow) Auto power off Auto rotate Format File numbering LCD auto off Screen color Eye-Fi settings* 30 sec. / 2 min.Menu Settings y Shooting 3 (Red) Dust Delete Data ISO Auto Obtains data to be used to erase dust spots Max. 213 . / 15 min. 1600 / Max. / Off OnPD / OnD / Off Initialize and erase data in the card Continuous / Auto reset / Manual reset Enable / Disable Select the background color Eye-Fi transmission: Disable / Enable Connection information 139 142 42 140 146 146 208 * Displayed only when an Eye-Fi card is used. / 1 min. 3200 / Max.

Menu Settings 6 Set-up 2 (Yellow) LCD brightness Date/Time Language Video system Sensor cleaning Live View function settings Seven brightness levels provided Set the date (year. Clear all camera settings / Clear all Custom Func. min. month.. day) and time (hour.) Select the interface language NTSC / PAL Auto cleaning: Enable / Disable Clean now Clean manually Live View shooting / Grid display / Metering timer / AF mode Page 139 29 30 169 150 153 108 7 Set-up 3 (Yellow) Custom Functions (C. sec.Fn) Customize camera functions as desired 190 199 144 – Display copyright information / Enter author’s Copyright information name / Enter copyright details / Delete copyright information Clear settings Firmware Ver.Fn) For updating the firmware 9 My Menu (Green) My Menu settings Register frequently-used menu items and Custom Functions 198 214 . (C.

On / Off Disable / Enable 134 134 134 134 134 * Displayed only when [Movie exposure] is set to [Manual]. Screen color • [6]: Sensor cleaning. Flash control • [2]: Metering mode. comp./AEB] option will become [Exposure comp. / 30 sec. and [9] My Menu screens (tabs) will not be displayed. / 30 min. Color space • [5]: LCD auto off. Live View function settings 215 . / 16 sec. / 1 min.Menu Settings Movie Shooting Mode Menu n Movie 1 (Red) Movie recording size AF mode AF during k kShutter/AE lock button Remote control 1920x1080 (6 / 5 / 4) / 1280x720 (8 / 7) / 640x480 (8 / 7) / Crop 640x480 (8 / 7) Live mode / u Live mode / Quick mode Disable / Enable AF/AE lock / AE lock/AF / AF/AF lock. The [y] Shooting 3. no AE lock Disable / Enable Page 131 132 132 133 133 o Movie 2 (Red) Movie exposure Grid display Metering timer Sound recording kHighlight tone priority* Auto / Manual Off / Grid 1l / Grid 2m 4 sec. Under the [2] tab. [7] Set-up 3. About the menu screen in movie shooting mode The [n] Movie 1 and [o] Movie 2 screens (tabs) are displayed only in the movie shooting mode. the [Expo. The following menu items will not be displayed: • [1]: Red-eye reduction.]. WB Shift/BKT. no AE lock / AE/AF. / 10 min.

System Map ST-E2 270EX 430EX II 580EX II Macro Ring Lite MR-14EX Macro Twin Lite MT-24EX Eyepiece Extender EP-EX15ll Bundled Accessories Rubber Frame Ef E-series Dioptric Adjustment Lenses Wide Strap EW-100DB lll Eyecup Ef Angle Finder C AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 Semi Hard Case EH19-L Battery Pack LP-E8 Battery Charger LC-E8 or LC-E8E DC Coupler DR-E8 Compact Power Adapter CA-PS700 Battery Grip BG-E8 Battery Magazine BGM-E8L for two LP-E8 battery packs Battery Magazine BGM-E8A for size-AA/LR6 batteries 216 .

System Map Remote Controller RC-6 Remote Switch RS-60E3 EF lenses External microphone EF-S lenses HDMI Cable HTC-100 Stereo AV Cable AVC-DC400ST TV/Video EOS DIGITAL EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk Software Instruction Manuals Disk Interface Cable PictBridge-compatible printer Interface Cable IFC-200U/500U Computer USB port Windows 7 Windows Vista Windows XP Mac OS X PC card slot Original Data Security Kit OSK-E3 Card reader SD memory card/ SDHC memory card/ SDXC memory card PCMCIA adapter 217 .

218 . Press the <B> button (p. the access lamp will still continue to light/blink for a few seconds. the protective circuit will stop the charging operation and the charge lamp will blink in orange.Troubleshooting Guide If a problem occurs. The battery charger’s lamp blinks. disconnect the charger’s power plug from the power outlet and remove the battery pack. Recharge the battery (p. Power-Related Problems The battery cannot be recharged with the battery charger provided. If this happens. If this Troubleshooting Guide does not resolve the problem.24). The access lamp still blinks even when the power switch is set to <2>. If there is a problem with the battery charger.26). Attach the battery pack to the charger again and wait a while before connecting the charger to a power outlet again. Make sure the battery compartment cover is closed (p.44). contact your dealer or nearest Canon Service Center. first refer to this Troubleshooting Guide. The camera does not operate even when the power switch is set to <1>. The battery is not properly installed in the camera (p. Do not recharge any battery pack other than a genuine Canon Battery Pack LP-E8. When the image recording is completed. the power will turn off automatically.26). If the power is cut off while an image is being recorded to the card. Make sure the card slot cover is closed (p.31).

Purchase a new one. Slide the card’s write-protect switch to the Write/Erase setting (p. If you try to focus in One-Shot AF mode while the focus confirmation light <o> in the viewfinder blinks.37. Press the <B> button to turn on the LCD monitor. The camera turns off by itself. a picture cannot be taken. the LCD monitor will still turn off after the camera is idle for 30 min. Use a fully-charged battery pack (p. set the IS switch to <1>. If you use Live View shooting or shoot movies for a prolonged period (p. If you do not want auto power off to take effect. or focus manually (p.31.31). Shooting-Related Problems No images can be shot nor recorded. The rechargeable battery pack performance will degrade over repeated use. If the card is full. Press the shutter button halfway again to focus. set [5 Auto power off] to [Off]. Set the lens focus mode switch to <AF> (p.33). 219 . Auto power off is in effect. 171).Troubleshooting Guide The battery becomes exhausted quickly. 69). If the lens has an Image Stabilizer. the number of possible shots will decrease.107.24). replace the card or delete unnecessary images to make room (p. The card is not properly inserted (p. The image is out of focus. Even if [5 Auto power off] has been set to [Off]. 123). press the shutter button gently (p. 37).36. To prevent camera shake.31).

The maximum burst during continuous shooting is lower. When [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Disable]. if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Enable].193). see page 42 or 224.192). When [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Disable]. or [Disable]. the file size will be larger and the actual maximum burst might be lower than the number mentioned on page 72. Set the [7 Custom Functions (C.194). the shutter speed becomes slow. etc. This also applies to movie shooting (p.Fn)] menu. If a card error message is displayed. the Auto Lighting Optimizer cannot be set. If it is set to [Strong]. Under the [7 Custom Functions (C. [Low]. Under the [7 Custom Functions (C.134). if [Highlight tone priority] is set to [Enable]. the shutter speed becomes slow automatically (slow-sync shooting) so that both the subject and background are properly exposed. If you shoot something that has fine detail (field of grass.Fn)] menu’s [High ISO speed noise reduction] to [Standard].194). This also applies to movie shooting (p.134). ISO 100 can be set (p. set the [7 Custom Functions (C. ISO 100 cannot be set.Fn)] menu. speed in Av mode] to 1 or 2 (p.Troubleshooting Guide The card cannot be used. 220 .Fn)] menu’s [Flash sync.). If you shoot at night when the background is dark. The Auto Lighting Optimizer cannot be set. ISO 100 cannot be set. then the Auto Lighting Optimizer can be set (p. When I use the <f> mode with flash. If you do not want a slow shutter speed to be set. the maximum burst during continuous shooting will greatly decrease (p.

If the card’s writing speed is slow. If you use flash. 59 sec. To find out the card’s read/write speed. 221 . camera operation noise can be heard.Troubleshooting Guide The built-in flash does not fire..109). etc. When a movie is played. If the movie file size reaches 4 GB or if the movie recording time reaches 29 min. This is normal. movie shooting will stop automatically. see the card manufacturer’s Web site. The shutter makes two shooting sounds during Live View shooting. the respective operation noise will also be recorded. the flash might stop operating to protect the flash unit. The movie shooting terminates by itself.135). Using an external microphone (commercially available) is recommended (p. movie shooting may stop automatically. Use an SD Speed Class 6 “ ” or faster card. If you shoot continuously with the built-in flash at short intervals. the shutter will make two sounds each time you shoot (p. The camera makes a noise when it is shaken. The built-in flash’s pop-up mechanism moves slightly. If you operate the camera’s dials or lens during movie shooting.

The file name’s first character is an underscore (“_MG_”). certain tabs and menu options are not displayed. The file numbering does not start from 0001. Set the shooting mode to a Creative Zone mode (p. If the image has been protected. It will return to normal at room temperature.Troubleshooting Guide Display & Operation Problems The LCD monitor does not display a clear image. use a soft cloth to clean it. If you use a card which already has images recorded.140). The image cannot be erased.40). it cannot be erased (p. Set the color space to sRGB. The menu screen shows few tabs and options. If Adobe RGB is set. the first character will be an underscore (p. In Basic Zone modes and in movie shooting mode. 222 .96).170). In low or high temperatures. If the LCD monitor is dirty. the file numbering might start from the last image in the card (p. the LCD monitor display may seem slow or might look black.

The card reader does not detect the card. Depending on the card reader and computer OS used. If the Eye-Fi card has a write-protect tab. What is displayed on the screen differs depending on the printer. The [Eye-Fi Settings] menu item does not appear.29).169). No image appears on the TV screen. The correct date and time has not been set (p. Printing-Related Problems There are fewer printing effects than listed in the instruction manual. [Eye-Fi Settings] will only appear when the Eye-Fi card is inserted in the camera.214). Set the video OUT system (NTSC/PAL) to the same video system as the TV set (p. and transfer the images to your computer using EOS Utility (provided software). SDXC cards might not be correctly detected. connect your camera and computer with the provided interface cable. Make sure the AV cable or HDMI cable’s plug is inserted all the way in (p. or disable Eye-Fi card transmission when the tab is in the locked position.180). Use the AV cable that came with the camera (p. 223 . This instruction manual lists all the printing effects available (p.167. you will not be able to check the card’s connection status. In such a case. 169).Troubleshooting Guide The shooting date and time displayed is incorrect.

13. Card cannot be accessed. or format the card (p. remove and install the battery pack 70. Clean the lens contacts. Clean the electrical contacts on the camera and lens and use a Canon lens (p. Shooting is not possible due to an error. 04 Replace the card.Error Codes Error No. 10. 26) * If the error still persists. 42). 16). Turn the camera off and 30. on again or re-install the battery. an error message will appear. 50. 60. 42). If there is a problem with the camera. 01 02 05 224 . Remove and insert the card again. Operate the power switch (p. 20. 80 again.31. 06 Sensor cleaning is not possible. Turn the camera off and on again.31. Countermeasures No. Operate the power switch (p. Reinsert/change card or format card with camera. 40. Follow the onscreen instructions. Operate the power switch. erase unnecessary images.27). write down the error No. The built-in flash could not be raised.27. replace the card. Cannot save images because card is full. Turn the camera off and on again. Error Message & Solution Communications between the camera and lens is faulty. Replace card. or format the card (p. or use a Canon lens (p. and contact your nearest Canon Service Center. 171.27).

8. Cloudy. Custom White balance correction and white balance bracketing features provided * Color temperature information transmission enabled Applicable to long exposures and high ISO speed shots Auto Lighting Optimizer Provided Provided Lens mount: • Image Sensor Type: Effective pixels: Aspect ratio: Dust delete feature: • Recording System Recording format: Image type: Recorded pixels: • Image Processing Picture Style: White balance: Noise reduction: Automatic image brightness correction: Highlight tone priority: Lens peripheral illumination correction: 225 .9 mm Canon EF lenses (including EF-S lenses) (35mm-equivalent focal length is approx. User Def.6 times the lens focal length) Canon EF mount CMOS sensor Approx. 1. RAW (14-bit Canon original) RAW+JPEG simultaneous recording possible Large : Approx.0 JPEG. 1 . Flash). Neutral. AF/AE camera with built-in flash SD memory card.3 x 14. 4. Shade.00 megapixels 3:2 Auto.00 megapixels (3456 x 2304) Small : Approx. SDXC memory card 22.Specifications • Type Type: Recording media: Image sensor size: Compatible lenses: Digital. Portrait. Landscape. Tungsten light.90 megapixels (5184 x 3456) Medium : Approx. Manual. 17. 18. SDHC memory card. Preset (Daylight.3 Auto. Monochrome. Faithful. single-lens reflex. Dust Delete Data appending Design rule for Camera File System 2. White fluorescent light.90 megapixels (5184 x 3456) Standard.50 megapixels (2592 x 1728) RAW : Approx. 17.

4% of viewfinder at center) • Center-weighted average metering Metering range: EV 1 .5 . Night Portrait. Sports. ISO 100) One-Shot AF. manual exposure ISO speed: Basic Zone modes: ISO 100 .6400 (in whole-stop exposure index) increments).0 . Flash Off. phase detection 9 AF points EV -0. ISO 100) Exposure control: Program AE (Full Auto. shutter-priority AE. 19 mm (From eyepiece lens center at -1 m-1) Built-in dioptric adjustment: -3.+1. Portrait. or ISO speed expanded to ISO 12800 Exposure compensation: Manual and AEB (Settable in combination with manual exposure compensation) Settable amount: ±5 stops in 1/3. Close-up.4 USM lens. 9% of viewfinder at center) • Spot metering (approx. aperture-priority AE.3200 set automatically (Recommended Creative Zone modes: ISO 100 . Precision Matte Mirror: Quick-return type Depth-of-field preview: Provided • Autofocus Type: AF points: Metering range: Focus modes: AF-assist beam: TTL secondary image-registration.Specifications • Viewfinder Type: Eye-level pentamirror Coverage: Vertical/Horizontal approx. 95% Magnification: Approx. Program). AI Focus AF.20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1. 0. depth-of-field AE. AI Servo AF.6400 Auto.18 (at 23°C/73°F. Manual focusing (MF) Small series of flashes fired by built-in flash • Exposure Control Metering modes: 63-zone TTL full-aperture metering • Evaluative metering (linkable to any AF point) • Partial metering (approx. ISO 100 . Landscape.87x (-1 m-1 with 50mm lens at infinity) Eye point: Approx.0 m-1 (dpt) Focusing screen: Fixed.or 1/2-stop increments AE lock: Auto: Applied in One-Shot AF mode with evaluative metering when focus is achieved Manual: By AE lock button 226 . Creative Auto.

to 30 sec. 1/4000 sec. focal-plane shutter 1/4000 sec. Face detection Live mode (Contrast detection) Quick mode (Phase-difference detection) Manual focusing (5x/10x magnification possible) Evaluative metering with the image sensor EV 0 . delay and 10-sec.: 13/43 (ISO 100. continuous shooting. External flash: EX-series Speedlite (Flash functions settable with the camera) Flash metering: E-TTL II autoflash Flash exposure compensation: ±2 stops in 1/3. or 2-sec. (Full Auto mode)..4 USM lens. Max.) • Flash Retractable. 3 shots * Figures are based on Canon’s testing standards (ISO 100 and Standard Picture Style) using a 4GB card. ISO 100) Two types Metering modes: Metering range: Grid display: 227 . X-sync at 1/200 sec.or 1/2-stop increments FE lock: Provided PC terminal: None Built-in flash: • Drive System Single shooting. to 1/60 sec. delay with continuous shooting Continuous shooting speed: Max. 6 shots RAW+JPEG Large/Fine: Approx. auto pop-up flash Guide No. self-timer with 10sec. 3 sec. in meters/feet) Flash coverage: 17mm lens angle of view Recycling time approx. approx. Drive mode: • Live View Shooting Focusing: Live mode. burst: JPEG Large/Fine: Approx. 34 shots RAW: Approx. 3. bulb (Total shutter speed range.20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1.Specifications • Shutter Type: Shutter speeds: Electronically-controlled.7 shots/sec. Available range varies by shooting mode.

60p: 59. 330 MB/min. ISO auto Sound recording: Built-in monaural microphone External stereo microphone terminal provided Grid display: Two types • LCD Monitor Type: Monitor size and dots: Coverage: Brightness adjustment: Interface language: TFT color liquid-crystal monitor 7. 330 MB/min.04 million dots Approx.97 fps. ISO 100) Exposure control: Program AE (exposure compensation possible) for movies and manual exposure ISO speed: With autoexposure shooting: Automatically set within ISO 100 .20 (at 23°C/73°F with EF 50mm f/1.Specifications • Movie Shooting Movie compression: MPEG-4 AVC/H. 165 MB/min.94 fps. Crop 640x480 (60p/50p) : Approx.976 fps.7 cm (3 inches) with approx.6400 With manual exposure: Manually settable within ISO 100 . 1280x720 (60p/50p) : Approx.6400 (in whole-stop increments). 640x480 (60p/50p) : Approx. Focusing: Same as focusing with Live View shooting Metering modes: Center-weighted average and evaluative metering with the image sensor * Automatically set by the focusing mode Metering range: EV 0 .4 USM lens. 24p: 23. 50p: 50. 100% Manual (7 levels) 25 228 .00 fps. 25p: 25. 1. 165 MB/min.264 Variable (average) bit rate Audio recording format: Linear PCM Recording format: MOV Recording size and frame rate: 1920x1080 (Full HD) : 30p/25p/24p 1280x720 (HD) : 60p/50p 640x480 (SD) : 60p/50p Crop 640x480 (SD) : 60p/50p * 30p: 29.00 fps File size: 1920x1080 (30p/25p/24p) : Approx.

1. 150 shots at 0°C/32°F Battery life: (Based on CIPA testing standards) 229 . CEC-compatible External microphone IN terminal: 3. 4-image index. by shooting date. HDMI OUT) Built-in speaker • Direct Printing Compatible printers: Printable images: Print ordering: PictBridge-compatible printers JPEG and RAW images DPOF Version 1.Specifications • Image Playback Image display formats: Single image.10x Image browsing methods: Single image. 9-image index. histogram). 400 shots at 0°C/32°F With Live View shooting: Approx. jump by 10 or 100 images. 440 shots at 23°C/73°F. approx. stereo mini-jack Remote control terminal: For Remote Switch RS-60E3 Wireless remote control: Remote Controller RC-6 • Power Source Battery: Battery Pack LP-E8 (Quantity 1) * AC power can be supplied via AC Adapter Kit ACK-E8 * With Battery Grip BG-E8 attached.5x . image rotate possible Zoom magnification: Approx. size-AA/LR6 batteries can be used With viewfinder shooting: Approx. 180 shots at 23°C/73°F. Single image + Info (Basic info. detailed info.5mm dia.1 compatible 12 Provided Entry and inclusion possible • Custom Functions Custom Functions: My Menu registration: Copyright information: • Interface Audio/video OUT/ Digital terminal: Analog video (Compatible with NTSC/PAL)/stereo audio output For personal computer communication and direct printing (Hi-Speed USB equivalent) HDMI mini OUT terminal: Type C (Auto switching of resolution). by stills Highlight alert: Overexposed highlights blink Movie playback: Enabled (LCD monitor. approx. by movie. video/audio OUT.

4 in.4 V DC / 720mA 6°C .5 mm / 2.1 x 15.2 in. Weight: Approx.6 x 2. 2 hours (at 23°C / 73°F) 100 .40°C / 32°F .104°F 85% or less 69 x 28 x 87.40°C / 43°F . Approx. (CIPA testing standards) Approx.40°C / 43°F .8 oz.5 x 0. 475 g / 16.9 oz. 82 g / 2.0 in.5 mm / 2.4 x 55. Approx.104°F Working humidity: 85% or less • Battery Pack LP-E8 Type: Rated voltage: Battery capacity: Working temperature range: Rechargeable lithium-ion battery 7.104°F 85% or less 69 x 28 x 87.8 x 97. 52 g / 1.7 oz.7 x 1. • Battery Charger LC-E8 Compatible battery: Recharging time: Rated input: Rated output: Working temperature range: Working humidity: Dimensions (W x H x D): Weight: Compatible battery: Recharging time: Rated input: Rated output: Working temperature range: Working humidity: Dimensions (W x H x D): Weight: Battery Pack LP-E8 Approx.1 x 3. Battery Pack LP-E8 Approx.7 x 1.8 x 3.40°C / 43°F . 82 g / 2.9 oz.40°C / 32°F .2 V DC 1120 mAh During charging: 6°C .3 mm / 5. 2 hours (at 23°C / 73°F) 100 . 530 g / 18.240 V AC (50/60 Hz) 8.5 x 75.Specifications • Dimensions and Weight Dimensions (W x H x D): 128.240 V AC (50/60 Hz) 8.8 oz. • Battery Charger LC-E8E 230 .104°F Working humidity: 85% or less Dimensions (W x H x D): 37.4 in.104°F During shooting: 0°C .2 mm / 1.1 x 3. (body only) • Operation Environment Working temperature range: 0°C .1 x 3. Weight: Approx.4 V DC / 720mA 6°C .

5 x 70 mm / 2.1 x 5. Weight: Approx. magnification: 0.25 m / 0. magnification: 0.1 oz. 455 g / 16. consult the respective lens maker.11°30’ Horizontal extent: 64°30’ . Hood: EW-60C (sold separately) Case: LP814 (sold separately) • EF-S 18-135mm f/3.4 x 101 mm / 3. (From image sensor plane) Max. field of view) At 135mm focal length: 0.6°20’ Lens construction: 16 elements in 12 groups Minimum aperture: f/22 .6 x 1.5-5. field of view) * Distance from image sensor plane Max.36 Closest focusing distance*: At 18mm focal length: 0.34x (at 55 mm) Field of view: 207 x 134 . Product specifications and the exterior are subject to change without notice.8 in.0 x 4.27°50’ Horizontal extent: 64°30’ .9 x 19.Specifications • EF-S 18-55mm f/3. If a problem occurs with a non-Canon lens attached to the camera. 231 . diameter x length: 75.45 m / 1.0 x 4.6 IS Angle of view: Diagonal extent: 74°20’ .36 Closest focusing distance: 0.61 ft.7 x 2.8 in. Hood: EW-73B (sold separately) Case: LP1116 (sold separately) All specifications above are based on Canon’s testing standards.5-5. (75 x 112 mm / 3.21x (at 135mm) Image Stabilizer: Lens shift type Filter size: 67 mm Lens cap: E-67U Max.23°20’ Vertical extent: 45°30’ .) Image Stabilizer: Lens shift type Filter size: 58 mm Lens cap: E-58 Max. diameter x length: 68.6 IS Angle of view: Diagonal extent: 74°20’ .9°30’ Vertical extent: 45°30’ .2.4 in.67 x 45 mm / 8.8 in. Weight: Approx.49 m / 1.15°40’ Lens construction: 11 elements in 9 groups Minimum aperture: f/22 .0 in. (at 0.0 oz.82 ft. 200 g / 7.82 ft.48 ft.3 . (327 x 503 mm / 12.25 m / 0.

and High-Definition Multimedia Interface are a trademark or registered trademark of HDMI Licensing LLC. Use of genuine Canon accessories is recommended This product is designed to achieve excellent performance when used with genuine Canon accessories. All other corporate and product names and trademarks mentioned in this manual are the property of their respective owners.g. HDMI. etc. Please note that this warranty does not apply to repairs arising out of the malfunction of non-genuine Canon accessories. Exif Print is a standard that enhances compatibility between digital cameras and printers. LLC. Macintosh and Mac OS are trademarks or registered trademarks of Apple Inc. Windows is a trademark or registered trademark of Microsoft Corporation in the United States and other countries. a leakage and/or explosion of a battery pack). SDXC logo is a trademark of SD-3C. No license is granted or implied for any other use for MPEG-4 standard..0 and Exif 2. Canon shall not be liable for any damage to this product and/or accidents such as fire. * This digital camera supports Design rule for Camera File System 2. caused by the malfunction of nongenuine Canon accessories (e. the shooting information is incorporated to optimize the print output. in the United States and other countries.. About MPEG-4 Licensing “This product is licensed under AT&T patents for the MPEG-4 standard and may be used for encoding MPEG-4 compliant video and/or decoding MPEG-4 compliant video that was encoded only (1) for a personal and non-commercial purpose or (2) by a video provider licensed under the AT&T patents to provide MPEG-4 compliant video. HDMI logo. 232 . By connecting the camera to an Exif Print-compliant printer.” * Notice displayed in English as required.21 (also called “Exif Print”). although you may request such repairs on a chargeable basis.Trademarks Adobe is a trademark of Adobe Systems Incorporated.

or fumes are emitted during battery pack recharging.Do not insert any foreign metallic objects into the electrical contacts of the camera. remove the battery pack and disconnect the power plug. flush the affected area with lots of clean water without rubbing it. . If a child swallows the battery. chemical leakage. If the battery leakage contacts your eyes. • Prevent any battery leakage from contacting your eyes. smoke. Preventing Serious Injury or Death • To prevent fire. This is to prevent electrical shock. .Do not short-circuit. power sources. It can deform the cord or melt the insulation and cause a fire or electrical shock. consult a physician immediately. • Do not fire the flash near a person’s eyes. It can cause blindness or skin problems. etc. Do not expose the battery pack or back-up battery to fire or water. • Do not fire the flash at someone driving a car. Do not apply heat or apply solder to the battery pack or back-up battery. or clothing. This is to prevent an explosion or fire. • During the recharging. insulate the electrical contacts with tape to prevent contact with other metallic objects or batteries. (Battery chemicals may harm the stomach and intestines. • Do not use the equipment where there is flammable gas. • Do not leave any cords near a heat source. changes color. • If excessive heat. 233 .Do not recharge the battery pack outside the allowable ambient temperature range of 0°C . Do not mix new and old or different types of batteries. and clothing. deforms. and material damage.Do not use any batteries. It may cause an accident. connecting cables. or modify the battery pack or back-up battery. immediately unplug the battery charger from the power outlet to stop the recharging and prevent a fire. Do not use any home-made or modified batteries. . follow the safeguards below: . or emits smoke or fumes. and accessories not specified in this booklet. remove it immediately. keep at least 1 meter away. keep the equipment away from the reach of children. And do not subject the battery pack or back-up battery to strong physical shock. This is to prevent fire or an explosion. • Keep the back-up battery away from children.104°F). See a physician immediately. death. and explosions. .Do not install the battery pack or back-up battery in reversed polarity (+ –). When using flash to photograph an infant. Be careful not to get burned in the process. excessive heat. disassemble.) • When disposing of a battery pack or back-up battery. skin. heat generation. Also. It may impair the person’s vision. • If the battery pack or back-up battery leaks. accessories.40°C (32°F . • Before storing the camera or accessory when not in use. The cord can accidentally choke the child or give an electrical shock. and fire. skin.Safety Warnings Follow these safeguards and use the equipment properly to prevent injury. do not exceed the recharging time.

• Occasionally unplug the power plug and use a dry cloth to clean off the dust around the power outlet. • Do not carry the camera around while it is attached to a tripod. • Do not use paint thinner. Doing so may cause battery leakage or a shorter battery life. or oily. • Do not cover or wrap the battery-recharging apparatus with a cloth. Doing so may trap heat within and cause the casing to deform or catch fire.Do not handle a power plug with wet hands. High-voltage internal parts can cause electrical shock.Do not connect too many power plugs to the same power outlet. or excessively bend the cord or put a heavy object on the cord. • Do not store the equipment in dusty or humid places. The neck strap can accidentally choke the child. The equipment may become hot and cause skin burns.Do not use a cord whose insulation has been damaged. Doing so may damage your vision. Also make sure the tripod is sturdy enough to support the camera and lens. • To prevent fire and electrical shock. or other organic solvents to clean the equipment. Doing so may cause fire or a health hazard.Do not scratch. . promptly remove the battery pack and back-up battery. the dust on the power outlet may become moist and short-circuit the outlet to cause a fire. The battery pack or back-up battery can also become hot and cause skin burns. • Do not look at the sun or an extremely bright light source through the camera or lens.When unplugging a power plug. humid. Electromagnetic waves emitted by the camera may interfere with the plane’s instruments or the hospital’s medical equipment. 234 . . do not touch the internal parts due to the possibility of electrical shock. Otherwise. This is to prevent fire and electrical shock. follow the safeguards below: . • Keep the camera from the reach of small children. grasp and pull the plug instead of the cord. If the product does not work properly or requires repair. • Before using the camera inside an airplane or hospital. cut. .Always insert the power plug all the way in. This is to prevent fire and electrical shock. check if it is allowed. benzene. Preventing Injury or Equipment Damage • Do not leave equipment inside a car under the hot sun or near a heat source. Doing so may cause injury. the lens may concentrate the sun’s rays and cause a fire. • If you drop the camera in water or if water or metal fragments enter inside the camera. contact your dealer or your nearest Canon Service Center. .• If you drop the equipment and the casing breaks open to expose the internal parts. • Do not disassemble or modify the equipment. • Do not leave a lens or lens-attached camera under the sun without the lens cap attached. If the surrounding is dusty. . • Do not use or leave the battery pack or back-up battery in a hot environment. Also do not twist or tie the cords.

waste authority. Improper handling of this type of waste could have a possible impact on the environment and human health due to potentially hazardous substances that are generally associated with EEE.com/environment. If a chemical symbol is printed beneath the symbol shown above.g. in accordance with the Battery Directive. on an authorized one-for-one basis when you buy a new similar product or to an authorized collection site for recycling waste electrical and electronic equipment (EEE) and batteries and accumulators. according to the WEEE Directive (2002/96/EC).. please contact your local city office.European Union (and EEA) only. (EEA: Norway. This product should be handed over to a designated collection point.canon-europe. Your cooperation in the correct disposal of this product will contribute to the effective usage of natural resources. Pb = Lead) is present in this battery or accumulator at a concentration above an applicable threshold specified in the Battery Directive. These symbols indicate that this product is not to be disposed of with your household waste. Cd = Cadmium. e. the Battery Directive (2006/66/EC) and/or your national laws implementing those Directives. this indicates that a heavy metal (Hg = Mercury. Iceland and Liechtenstein) 235 . For more information about the recycling of this product. approved scheme or your household waste disposal service or visit www.

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..................................... 79.................... 169 Auto Lighting Optimizer..............67 AI SERVO (AI Servo AF) ...................................80 Audio/video OUT...................... 42 Problem......20 Battery → Power 237 ....131 Battery Grip ..............45.....................37 Card..... 13................ 82 Bulb ........ 112........................................ 31..... 70 Contrast...148 2-sec................................. 55 Cable ................. 84 BULB (Bulb exposure)...................................................................................................... 84 C C (Creative Auto) ......... 106 Clear settings ..................160........ 3.......................................Index 1280x720 .......... self-timer ..........148 2nd-curtain sync............................... 150 Clock → Date/Time Close-up ...156 640x480 ..............71 4.. 86 Cleaning (image sensor) ................ 160........................... 103 Auto playback → Slide show Auto power off............. 35 ............................ 123 SDHC/SDXC................................... 169 Access lamp....................................... 167......... 216 Beeper....... 92 Continuous shooting.............................................................................................or 9-image index display....97..... 224 SD speed class ........................................ 139 Autofocus → Focusing Av (Aperture-priority AE)...............160.131 1920x1080 ..............................................96 AE lock...... 134 AEB...............................................27...................89 AF → Focusing AI FOCUS (AI Focus AF).................. 52 Color space .................. 96 Color temperature ............. 2............................. 138 Eye-Fi..................... 144 Holding the camera........ 2 Center-weighted average metering .........67 AI Servo AF................ 208 Format.. 32............. 169 Camera Camera shake. 76..................................85 Adobe RGB......80 B B/W (Monochrome)............................................ 93 Built-in flash......... 138 Black-and-white image .......... 99 Color tone............................ 31 Card reminder ...............................67 Aperture-priority AE ...................... 92 A A/V OUT......................131 1st-curtain sync................................. 64.... 143 Camera shake ...............76 Basic Zone modes .......... 36 Settings display....32 A-DEP (Automatic depth-of-field AE).............................................................

.............114 Faithful ...... 160 D Date/Time ...................... 71 Dust Delete Data .............................. 131........190 Clear all ....147...........86 Exposure compensation ....... 131 Full High-Definition........................185 Drive mode ....................... 47.......................... 42 Frame rate.......................................... 64 Custom Functions.............55 Creative Zone modes ............................. 149 Effective range .................................................... 64 External Speedlite......................................... 46 Focus lock . 202 Manual focusing.... 66.Index Copyright information..... 206 Eye-Fi card .29 DC coupler..............................................................................................................20 Custom Functions..... 140 File size ...........82 Dial......76 FE lock......................................224 Evaluative metering ........................ 98 Flash exposure compensation...................................................... 148 Built-in flash . 132.......... 64 2nd-curtain sync ...................... 138 Difficult-to-focus subjects ...................... 123...........36 Direct printing → Printing DPOF........208 Eyepiece cover ............ 147 Red-eye reduction ........ 131 Full Auto ....23............................................. 113 AF point selection ...... 194 Beeper .........................16................................... 69 Focusing AF mode ..................... 88 Flash off .............................................. 77 Digital terminal ..................... ....... 65 Flash exposure compensation ................................................. 46 Full HD ...203 Depth-of-field preview......................199 Creative Auto ........ 93 Firmware Ver.......................... 192 Menu setting ........... 48 Format (card initialization).......... 49.176 Dioptric adjustment .......... 202 Recompose...................................191 File number ............................................. 173 Filter effect (Monochrome) ........ 33.................. 72....... 48 Focus mode switch .. 147...........141 External Speedlite.............. 214 Flash ....................................151 E Erase (image) . 69....98 238 ......70................................................................................................................................. 206 FE lock.................. 47.................... 117..... 88 Focus confirmation light ........ 56 Flash-sync speed......................... 117.....87 Extension .. 120 Out of focus ......... 68 AF-assist beam.........190 List.......171 Error codes ............................................................................................... 205 F Face detection Live mode (AF).............................

...............................................................................................62........ 72 Jump display .112....160........................................ 33 Lens peripheral illumination correction..........110........................................ 18 Lens............ 72 Index display ......................................... 63 G Grid display ................... 40 Screen color.................................................................................................................................... 192 Maximum ISO speed with Auto ISO .........131.. 157 L I ICC profile .................... 13 Auto off.....173 Highlight detail loss ...........158 Playback ...... 197 Image Zone ................... 155 Menu screen ..157 Magnified view........................ 146 Brightness adjustment ......210 Image dust prevention.............................58...................................... 75 Language selection ..........................35 Attaching/Detaching ............ 160.. 151 Image review time ....... 62 Auto........ 113 239 ...168 High-Definition ............ 104 Live mode (AF)................................171 Highlight alert..... 138 Image verification data .. 173 View on TV ................................Index Function availability table.. 51......... 63 ISO expansion .... 30 LCD monitor .........................156 Jump display (Image browsing).................203 J JPEG ................................174 Index....................... 139 Display switching .... 167 Highlight alert .....142......... 33 .. 134 H HDMI......................................170 Rotate ........................................... 58...................173 Highlight tone priority ............165 Erase .....160........................... 194 Histogram (Brightness/RGB) ..... 167 Image area......................... 156 ISO speed ..................................................174 Household power ..............173 Histogram ....... 21...................................................96 Image Auto playback ..............................34 Landscape.......... 159 Shooting information........................................................................................................... 155 Protect ........................ 167 HDMI CEC (High-Definition Multimedia Interface Consumer Electronics Control) .... 146 Shooting settings display ... 44 Image playback............... 20 Image-recording quality..................................

........................................................... 214 240 .............................................. 66 P P (Program AE)..198 Setting operation ..........40 Metering mode...............109 Long exposures → Bulb Low level format... 193 Nomenclature........................69...... 120 Microphone .. 131 Recording time............... 214 O ONE SHOT (One-Shot AF) ..............................107 Focusing...73 Memory card → Card Menu Menu settings . 131......................................................................... 164 Enjoying ............... 123 Sound recording ................. 51 Noise reduction High ISO speed ...............................................83 Magnified view . 131 Manual exposure shooting........................ 127 Movie crop ..112 Possible shots ..22 NTSC ........................ 66 One-Shot AF ............................................................................................ 129 View on TV ........ 74..134 Mirror lockup ................218 Manual exposure ........... 193 Long exposure .. 160 File size.................................................20 Monochrome....... 160......... 127 Manual focusing........ 84......................................... 124 Editing out first and last scenes ....... 158 Malfunction ...................42.................. 198 N Neutral..................... 132 Shooting................ 60 PAL.. 43 M M (Manual exposure)..............112.................... 167 My Menu ......................................................212 My Menu........69.. 134 Still photo shooting.. 76 Night Portrait ............86 Metering timer................................... 162 Recording size .............Index Live View shooting...................................................................................... 131.................76 Movie Autoexposure shooting ........................83............... 134 MF (Manual focusing) ..................... 54 Night scene ........... 16 ................................... 132 Frame rate .............. 120 Maximum burst ...................... 195 Mode Dial... 70..................120..................113 Grid display .................................................................. 131 Playback ................................106.................................

.....50..... 92 Shooting information display .... 27.................. 54............................................72 Playback .......175 Picture Style Adjustment...................... 92 SD/SDHC/SDXC card → Card Self-timer ......86 Peripheral illumination correction ..............27 Printing.....................178 Partial metering.................... 126..... 71 Sensor cleaning.........................................Index Paper settings (printing). 155 Portrait ................... 109 Recharge ............................... 110.................................................. 65 Release shutter without card. 24 Red-eye reduction .. 72 ......203 Possible shots ............................................................................... 71............58......176 Page layout.............................180..................................... 139 Battery check...........38 Quick mode (AF)....................38 Quick Control screen .....28..........170 R RAW .......75 User defined ......................118 241 .........................24 Switch .......... 144 Rotate (image)............ 153 Sepia (Monochrome)....................... 133....91 Selection...............27.179 Print Order (DPOF)... 233 Saturation ........................................................... 75 Possible shots..................... 72 ..28 Household power.............................60 Program shift ............. 142.....................................................74 RAW+JPEG.......................................................... 204 Revert to default settings..................................................................................28......74 Recharge...............................................104 PictBridge.......................................................... 173 Q Q (Quick Control) ........ 93 Sharpness .............. 109 Power Auto power off .. 31 Remote control shooting.............61 Protect (image erase-protection).... 57........................................................185 Printing effects ....94 Pixels ........... 150................183 Program AE .................179 Paper settings..........183 Trimming..... 182 Tilt correction ...... 159 S Safety warnings....................

.......................................37 Shutter-priority AE ...............86 sRGB ....................................................................................... 36 Volume (Movie playback) ......................49 2 (Portrait) .............................................50 3 (Landscape) ........78 Slide show .93 Trimming (printing)............82 Strap .....51 4 (Close-up) .55 1 (Full Auto).......................216 Tv (Shutter-priority AE) .......................................... 101 Custom .....................165 Sound recording ......123 Shooting settings display ........................83 Av (Aperture-priority AE) .................................. 169.... 163 W WB → White balance White balance ..............194 Toning effect (Monochrome) ................ 19 Dioptric adjustment .........................46 7 (Flash Off) ............20 A-DEP (Automatic depth-of-field AE) . 100 T Tone priority ..............................134 Speaker..............................75 Stopped-down aperture .........................................183 242 .........80 Tv (Shutter-priority AE)...........................................Index Shooting mode.....162 Sports. 167 Viewfinder ..........................................................................23 System map..........................78 P (Program AE) ........................85 M (Manual exposure) ...53 6 (Night Portrait) .... 99 Bracketing.................................................. 102 Correction .................................54 k (Movie shooting)................................................................... 99 Personal....................60 C (Creative Auto) ........................................................................18 Shutter button ............. 160..... 214 View on TV........................................53 Spot metering..........52 5 (Sports)............96 Standard .............................................................................................. 78 V Video system.......

......Image Playback .....257/258 EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk .246 p.....250 p....d: Program AE ......s: Shutter-priority AE .Creative Zone Modes ...251 p............259 243 .............................249 p..255 Software Start Guide EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk .....249 p............Custom Functions ...............254 p....256 Installing the Software ...................p...S AF Point ........250 p..........................251 p.246 p..........................Image-recording Quality ...247 p...250 p......................k Shooting Movies ...............................253 p..........Nomenclature .....................Basic Zone Modes ...........252 p...f: Aperture-priority AE...Picture Style .244 p..............245 p..E: AF Mode..............Using the Built-in Flash.250 p.A Live View Shooting...Q Quick Control Screen .....i Drive Mode ........Z: ISO Speed .p.....Quick Reference Guide Menu Operations .........................p...254 p...252 p........p.......

4.Quick Reference Guide Menu Operations <M> button <0> button LCD monitor <S> Cross keys 1. Press the <M> button to display the menu. then press the <V> key to select the desired item. Press the <U> key to select the tab. Basic Zone Modes Movie Shooting Mode Creative Zone Modes Tab Menu items Menu settings 244 . press <0>. 2. After setting the item. 3. Press <0> to display the setting.

you can select certain drive modes and the image-recording quality. The Quick Control screen will appear.Quick Reference Guide Q Quick Control Screen With the shooting settings displayed. In the Basic Zone modes (except C). then turn the <6> dial to set it. 245 . press the <Q> button. Aperture ISO speed Highlight tone priority Flash exposure compensation Auto Lighting Optimizer Drive mode Picture Style White balance Metering mode AF mode Shutter speed Exposure compensation/ AEB setting Shooting mode Image-recording quality Press the <S> key to select the function.

see the camera’s instruction manual. Vivid blue skies and greenery and very sharp images. Black-and-white images. then press <0>. Nice skin tones and slightly sharp images. Style Description P Standard Q Portrait R Landscape V Monochrome Vivid colors and sharp images. Press the <U> key to select the Picture Style. then press <0>. Press the <U> key to select the quality.Quick Reference Guide Image-recording Quality Select [1 Quality]. For <S> (Neutral) and <U> (Faithful). Image-recording quality Pixels Possible shots A Picture StyleN Press the <XA> button. 246 . then press <0>.

Quick Reference Guide Nomenclature Power switch <Z> ISO speed setting button <6> Main Dial <D> Flash button Mode Dial Shutter button Focus mode switch <A> Live View shooting/ Movie shooting button <A> AE lock button <S> AF point selection button Display-off sensor <S> Cross keys Access lamp <O> Aperture/Exposure compensation button <0> Setting button 247 .

burst Monochrome shooting ISO speed Exposure level indicator AE lock Flash-ready Flash exposure compensation Shutter speed Aperture 248 .Quick Reference Guide Shooting Settings Display Aperture Shutter speed ISO speed Exposure level indicator White balance Auto Lighting Optimizer Drive mode Possible shots Metering mode Shooting mode Picture Style Image-recording quality Quick Control AF mode icon Battery check zxcn OK NG Viewfinder Information AF point activation indicator <•> Spot metering circle AF points Focus confirmation light Max.

) Press the <Q> button. and the camera does the rest. sic Z o n e Ba 1 Full Auto C Creative Auto 7 Flash Off 2 Portrait 3 Landscape 4 Close-up 5 Sports 6 Night Portrait (Displayed only when <C> is set. then shoot. then press the <S> key to select the function. Creative Zone Modes Press the <D> button to pop up the built-in flash.Quick Reference Guide Basic Zone Modes All the settings necessary for shooting are set automatically. 249 . D Using the Built-in Flash Basic Zone Modes If necessary. the built-in flash will pop-up automatically in low-light or backlit conditions (except in the <7> <3> <5> modes). You just press the shutter button. Turn the <6> dial to set the function.

f: Aperture-priority AE Set the Mode Dial to <f>. If the aperture display blinks.Quick Reference Guide Creative Zone Modes Cre ati v e ne Zo You can change the camera settings as desired to shoot in various ways. Set the Mode Dial to <d>. Turn the <6> dial to set the desired shutter speed. turn the <6> dial until it stops blinking. d: Program AE The camera automatically sets the shutter speed and aperture in the same way as the <1> mode. then focus the subject. If the shutter speed display blinks. The shutter speed will be set automatically. then focus the subject. 250 . turn the <6> dial until it stops blinking. s: Shutter-priority AE Set the Mode Dial to <s>. Turn the <6> dial to set the desired aperture. The aperture will be set automatically.

251 . then press <0>. Pressing <0> toggles the AF point selection between the center AF point and automatic AF point selection. you can select the AF point by turning the <6> dial until the desired AF point flashes in red. Press the <ZE> button. While looking at the viewfinder.Quick Reference Guide E: AF ModeN Set the lens focus mode switch to <f>. Press the <U> key to select the AF mode. Press the <S> key to select the AF point. X(One-Shot AF): For still subjects 9(AI Focus AF): Switches the AF mode automatically Z(AI Servo AF): For moving subjects S AF PointN Press the <S> button.

When “AUTO” is selected. When you press the shutter button halfway. the ISO speed setting will be displayed. Turn the <6> dial or press the <U> key to select the ISO speed. 252 . i Drive ModeN Press the <YiQ> button. u: i: Q: l: q: Single shooting Continuous shooting Self-timer/Remote control* Self-timer:2 sec Self-timer:Continuous* * The <Q> and <q> drive modes can be selected in all shooting modes.Quick Reference Guide Z: ISO SpeedN Press the <Z> button. Press the <U> key to select the drive mode. the ISO speed is set automatically. then press <0>.

Quick Reference Guide A Live View Shooting Press the <A> button to display the Live View image. 180 shots 253 . Press the shutter button halfway to focus. 200 shots 50% Flash Use Approx. To change the Live View settings. Press the shutter button completely to take the picture. use the [6 Live View function settings] menu. Battery Life with Live View Shooting Temperature No Flash At 23°C / 73°F Approx.

Custom FunctionsN 1 Exposure level increments 2 ISO expansion 3 Flash sync. Press the <A> button to start shooting a movie. press <A> again. Press the shutter button halfway to focus. press the shutter button. speed in Av mode 4 Long exposure noise reduction 5 High ISO speed noise reduction 6 Highlight tone priority 7 AF-assist beam firing 8 Mirror lockup 9 Shutter/AE lock button 10 Assign SET button 11 LCD display when power ON 12 Add image verification data 254 . To shoot still photos.Quick Reference Guide k Shooting Movies Set the Mode Dial to <k>. To stop movie shooting.

Quick Reference Guide Image Playback y u y u Index Magnify Select image S L Erase B Shooting information x Playback 255 .

Picture Style File Creating Software d Picture Style Editor You can edit Picture Style to your unique image characteristics and create/save an original Picture Style file. edit and print JPEG images on your computer. It is especially recommended for users who mainly shoot RAW images. Communication Software for the Camera and Computer a EOS Utility You can download images (still images/movies) you have shot with the camera to your computer. 256 . You can edit images with originals remaining unchanged. You can set the various settings of the camera from your computer. Recommended for novices who are using a digital camera for the first time and amateur users.Software Start Guide EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk This disk contains various software for EOS DIGITAL. You can shoot photos remotely by connecting the camera with your computer. You can play and edit MOV movies and extract stil images from movies. You can organize and sort images by shooting date or theme. Image Viewing and Editing Software b Digital Photo Professional You can view. Image Viewing and Editing Software c ZoomBrowser EX (Windows) / ImageBrowser (Macintosh) You can view. edit and print shot images on your computer at highspeed. Can be used by a wide range of users from amateurs to professionals.

To download images from the cameras. B When installation ends. 4 Click [Restart]. Never connect the camera to your computer before you install the software. The software will not be installed correctly. uninstall the software. remove the CD. 2 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (CD).Installing the Software Compatible OS Windows 7 Windows Vista SP1/SP2/SP3 1 Check that the camera is not connected to your computer. 5 Once your computer has restarted. 257 . 3 Click [Easy Installation] to start installation. Follow the windows displayed for the rest of the installation procedure. If not necessary. refer to the EOS Utility Instruction Manual (PDF electronic manual). “WFT Utility” and “Original Data Security Tools” software for the accessories (sold separately) will also be installed. the window for Step 4 appears.

the window for Step 4 appears. 258 . refer to the EOS Utility Instruction Manual (PDF electronic manual). 2 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Solution Disk (CD). 4 Click [Finish]. 5 Remove the CD. Follow the windows displayed for the rest of the installation procedure.Installing the Software Compatible OS MAC OS X 10.4 .6 1 Check that the camera is not connected to your computer. and then double-click [Canon EOS Digital Installer]. double-click and open the CD-ROM icon. uninstall the software. To download images from the cameras. If not necessary. When installation ends. “WFT Utility” software for the accessories (sold separately) will also be installed. 3 Click [Install] to start installation. On your computer’s desktop.10.

Install Adobe Reader if it is not already installed on your Macintosh. Double-click the START. 3 Double-click the START. 2 Open the CD. Double-click on the CD icon.pdf files. Then select your language.[WINDOWS] EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk Copy the PDF Instruction Manuals contained on the CD to your computer. Click [Start] [My Computer] (in versions other than Windows XP.0 or later) must be installed to view the Instruction Manual files (PDF format). Acrobat Reader (version 6. To save the PDF manual to your computer. use the ‘Save’ function of your Adobe Reader. BAdobe Reader starts and the index of the Instruction Manuals are displayed. Acrobat Reader (version 6. 3 [MACINTOSH] EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk Copy the PDF Instruction Manuals contained on the CD to your Macintosh.pdf files.0 or later) must be installed to view the Instruction Manual files (PDF format). Install Adobe Reader if it is not already installed on your computer. 1 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk (CD) into the CD-ROM drive of your Macintosh. 1 Insert the EOS DIGITAL Software Instruction Manuals Disk (CD) into the CD-ROM drive of your computer. double-click [My Computer] on the desktop) and then double-click the CD-ROM drive into which you have inserted the CD. Then select your language. 259 . To save the PDF manual to your computer. 2 Open the CD. use the ‘Save’ function of your Adobe Reader. BAdobe Reader starts and the index of the Instruction Manuals are displayed.

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